Wingate University’s Wind Ensemble presents concert

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

Wingate, N.C. – Wingate University’s Wind Ensemble, under the direction of Dr. Dawn Perry, will perform its first concert of the year on Monday, October 7 at 7:30 p.m. in McGee Theatre of The Batte Performing Arts Center on campus. The concert will feature Wingate residents and University seniors, Centria Brown on horn and Stephen Latta on trumpet, performing major solo works with the band.

“I am very excited about the current level of talent in the Wind Ensemble,” said Dr. Dawn Perry, director of bands and assistant professor of music. “I look forward to continued progress with this impressive group.”

The concert is free and open to the community.

About the Wind Ensemble
The Wind Ensemble is the premiere instrumental ensemble of the University with focus on the performance of standard and new band repertoire. 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.

About Wingate University
Wingate University, ranked as the 8th "best value" in the South by U.S. News & World Report, serves more than 3,000 students on three campuses in Wingate, Charlotte and Hendersonville, N.C. Founded in 1896, the University offers 35 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, physical therapy 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.

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In addition to a robust intramural athletics program, Wingate student athletes compete in 22 NCAA Division II sports. The University has won the South Atlantic Conference Echols Athletic Excellence Award for the past seven years. For more information, go to