Wingate University Wind Ensemble performs first concert

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

Wingate, N.C. – The Wingate University Wind Ensemble, under the direction of Dr. Dawn Perry, will present the first concert of the semester on Monday, Oct. 8 at 7:30 p.m. in McGee Theater of the Batte Center on campus. This concert, titled "Instrumental Voices," will feature a variety of vocal and choral music that has been arranged for instrumental ensemble.

The concert is free and open to the public. Contact Dawn Perry at for more information.

Wind Ensemble
The Wind Ensemble is the premiere instrumental ensemble of the university with focus on the performance of standard and new band repertoire. The ensemble has commissioned and performed the premiere of two works that are now published, and will be performing a third commissioned work in April 2013 with the composer, Dr. Jack Stamp, in attendance. Enrollment in the Wind Ensemble is required of instrumental music majors and is currently open to any non-majors and community members by audition with the director.

Wingate University
Wingate University, ranked as the 6th "best value" in the South by U.S. News & World Report, serves nearly 2,700 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 20 NCAA Division II sports. The University has won the South Atlantic Conference Echols Athletic Excellence Award for the past six years. For more information, go to