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Arts council to form community band

August 22, 2014

By Hayley M. Cook, Williamson Daily News, W.Va.

Aug. 22--WILLIAMSON -- The Tug Valley Arts Council is expanding its commitment to providing opportunities to both enjoy and participate in quality arts programming in the Mingo County area.

The Tug Valley Arts Council, aside from its yearly concert series which features various performances from artists around the country and provides opportunities to perform twice a year with their Community Choir, under the direction of Mingo Central High School choir director Sarah McVaney, is forming a community band.

The Tug Valley Arts Council will be holding an informational meeting on Thursday at 6 p.m. in the Mingo Central High School band room to gauge interest in the group and begin the process of forming a community concert band that would rehearse one or two evenings a month and perform a few times a year.

Participation is open to everyone in the area and will provide an opportunity for all former band members from the large school bands of the past to dust off their instruments and relive the joy of playing music once again.

The group is open to students and adults alike. Members would rehearse at Mingo Central High School and be under the direction of Mingo Central's band director, Terry Soltesz.

The formation of this group is another example of the work the Tug Valley Arts Council does to promote arts in the community.

More information about the Tug Valley Arts Council, including how to become a member or how to help advance the arts in the local area, can be obtained from Paul Pinson at 304-235-3000.

More information about participating in the community choir can be obtained from Sarah McVaney at

More information about participating in the community band can be obtained from Terry Soltesz at


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