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Honor Band Clinic presents concert series

The William Carey University Honor Band Clinic will present a concert series March 2-4 at the historic Saenger Theatre in downtown Hattiesburg. 
 
“We are blessed to have this opportunity to perform at the Saenger Theater and grateful to the leadership of Main Street Methodist Church and the historic Saenger Theatre for making this a reality,” said Wes Dykes, coordinator of instrumental activities. One of the bands will rehearse at Main Street Methodist Church.
 
WCU’s Thomas Fine Arts Center was one of the buildings severely damaged during the tornado that hit campus on Jan. 21. The Winters School of Music is conducting classes at Hardy Street Baptist Church until the repairs on Thomas Hall are complete. Dykes said the Carey Honor Band Clinic, celebrating its fifth year, has become an event anticipated by students and directors all across the region.
 
“With the damage to our campus, I couldn’t think of a better venue to allow this event to happen this year. Having the clinic at the Saenger sends a strong message to the Carey family and community that Carey is back and back better than ever.” 
 
The WCU Symphonic Winds will open the concert series with a 7 p.m. performance on Thursday, March 2. This group is the premiere instrumental ensemble of the Winters School of Music.
 
On Friday, March 3, the Spirit of Carey will present an afternoon of music beginning at 1 p.m. The Gulfport High School Symphonic Band will perform at 6 p.m. followed by the WCU Jazz Band 1 concert at 6:45 p.m.
 
The series will conclude on Saturday, March 4 with a 1 p.m. concert by the 2017 Honor Bands.
 
Admission is free to all concerts.