UVa-Wise Bands is hosting its free Conservatory of Music from July 10-13 for student in grades eight through12 and for recent high school graduates who play traditional wind band instruments.

The conservatory is open to students from the counties of Dickenson, Lee and Wise and the city of Norton. Students will rehearse and take master classes taught by UVa-Wise faculty and music education students.

The conservatory will culminate with a concert on Thursday, July 13, at the Trail of the Lonesome Pine Outdoor Drama in Big Stone Gap. The concert will begin at 6 p.m. and is free and open to the public.

Each student will receive a t-shirt and will be treated to a cookout on the final day. For more information, please contact Director of Bands Richard Galyean at 276-328-0235.