West Virginia Department of Arts, Culture & History

U.S. Air Force Langley Winds to Perform Free Concert at Culture Center


CHARLESTON, W.Va. – The Langley Winds, a pioneering woodwind and percussion ensemble composed of professional airman musicians, will perform a free concert in the Norman L. Fagan Theater at the Culture Center, State Capitol Complex, Charleston at 11 a.m. on Friday, Nov. 6. The hour-long concert will feature a mix of classical, contemporary and national music favorites.

The Langley Winds ensemble offers an innovative program and features a unique blend of musical instruments. The group is just one of several ensembles of the Unites States Air Force Heritage of America Band. They use the power of music to honor veterans, inspire patriotism, communicate the Air Force story and recruit those interested in serving in the Air Force, according to its program.

            The concert is one of a series of West Virginia and Virginia concerts. The schedule is:
            Nov. 5, 2015        7 p.m. at The Ritz Theatre, Hinton
            Nov. 6, 2015        11 a.m. at the State Theater, the Culture Center, Charleston
            Nov. 7, 2015         1:30 p.m. at West Virginia Veterans Home, Barboursville
            Nov. 8, 2015        3 p.m. at Smoot Theatre, Parkersburg
            Nov. 10, 2015      7:30 p.m. at Alderson Broaddus University, Philippi
            Nov. 11, 2015      1 p.m. at VCU Music Center, Richmond, Va.

For more information about the Langley Winds ensemble and the program, contact Jeremy Cohen at 808-448-6544 or jeremy.cohen@us.af.mil.

The West Virginia Division of Culture and History is an agency within the West Virginia Department of Education and the Arts with Kay Goodwin, Cabinet Secretary. The division, led by Commissioner Randall Reid-Smith, brings together the past, present and future through programs and services focusing on archives and history, arts, historic preservation and museums. For more information about the division’s programs, events and sites, visit www.wvculture.org. The Division of Culture and History is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.



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