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The Highland Winds rehearsals begin in August, fall concert in October

The Highland Winds, the college and community concert band at The University of Virginia's College at Wise, will begin rehearsals for the fall semester on Monday, August 29 at 7:30 p.m.

Rehearsals take place in the band room of the Gilliam Center for the Arts.  Membership is open to anyone who has experience playing a woodwind, brass or percussion instrument.  Local high school juniors and seniors and students attending Mountain Empire Community College are invited to attend.  The Highland Winds perform repertoire that is challenging but accessible for most intermediate to advanced players.  

The fall concert will be held on Oct. 31 and will feature music appropriate for the occasion.  For more information contact Richard Galyean, director of bands, at 328-0235 or email