Wingate University Wind Ensemble to honor the military

Wingate University Wind Ensemble
Contact: Jennifer Gaskins
704-507-9101 (cell)

Wingate, N.C. – Wingate University’s Wind Ensemble will hold a free concert on Monday, Oct. 3 at 7:30 p.m. to honor the military. The concert will be held on campus in McGee Theatre of The Batte Center.

The band will perform music that was written in honor and in tribute to major events and people in U.S. history, such as John F. Kennedy’s assassination, the space shuttle Challenger and Columbia tragedies, and 9/11/01. “One way we as Americans pay tribute to these types of events is expressing ourselves through music, and the ensemble will be performing pieces inspired by these events and more,” said Dr. Dawn A. Perry, assistant professor of music and director of bands. “We invite all military and veterans in the community to attend and be recognized for their service to our country.”

About Wingate University
Founded in 1896, Wingate University is a comprehensive university with more than 2,500 students on three campuses in Wingate, Matthews and Hendersonville, N.C. 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 they need to excel in academics and apply that learning toward an extraordinary career and life. The campus community offers in-class learning, out-of-class experiences, strong mentors, a competitive yet caring environment and rewarding community service opportunities for a complete educational experience.

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