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Piedmont and area schools set wind ensemble concert
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The Piedmont College Wind Ensemble Partnership will present a concert at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 15 in Demorest.

The Piedmont College Wind Ensemble Partnership will present a concert at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 15 in the Chapel at the college in Demorest.

The upcoming performance, which will feature 88 performers from several area high schools, includes works from the early 20th century, including “E Pluribus Unum” by Fred Jewell, to a 2012 piece titled “The Stormchasers" by Robert Sheldon.

The concert is free and open to the public.

The Wind Ensemble Partnership began last year with three area schools and now includes the Piedmont Music Department and musicians from Habersham Central, Madison County and Rabun County high schools, as well as Riverside Military Academy and Tallulah Falls School.

As part of the partnership, Piedmont provides grants to the school band programs to provide instructional improvement such as guest artists and clinics.

“We believe that arts education partnerships between colleges and high schools may be one of the most effective means of inspiring young people and sharing knowledge and resources,” Piedmont College Department of Music Chair Dr. Wallace Hinson said.

The concert will be conducted by Vicki Pinson with program host Hoyt LeCroy.