Wingate University Wind Ensemble performance features guest conductor

Wingate University Wind Ensemble
Contact: Kim Williams
Communications Writer 704-233-8320

Wingate, NC – The Wingate University Wind Ensemble will present "Rhythms of the Dance" on Monday, Feb. 27 at 7:30 p.m. in the Batte Center’s McGee Theatre on campus. The concert will feature works based on dance rhythms and folk dances from around the world.

The Wind Ensemble is also honored to feature a guest conductor, 45-year teaching veteran, Jim Hill. Hill retired as a band director from Union County Public Schools in 2011 and will be conducting a special performance of "Incantation and Dance." This concert is free and open to the public.

The Wind Ensemble includes Wingate University students, local high school students and adults from the community. Contact Dawn Perry, Wingate University director of bands, at or 704-233-8307 for more information.

About Wingate University
Wingate University, ranked as the 8th "best value" in the South by U.S. News & World Report, serves more than 2,500 students on three campuses in Wingate, Matthews and Hendersonville, N.C. Founded in 1896, the University offers 34 undergraduate majors, 37 minors and career concentrations, numerous pre-professional programs, graduate degrees in business, accounting, education, physician assistant studies and sport administration, and doctorates in pharmacy and education. With a 14 to 1 student/teacher ratio, Wingate students gain the tools and support needed to excel in academics and apply that learning toward an extraordinary career and life.

In addition to a robust intramural athletics program, Wingate student athletes compete in 19 NCAA Division II sports. The University has won the South Atlantic Conference Echols Athletic Excellence Award for the past five years. For more information, go to