Mission Winds to open second annual Performing Arts Series
WILBURTON, OK (Jan. 29, 2018) – Eastern Oklahoma State College’s Music Department will host Mission Winds for the first event of the second annual Performing Arts Series. The group, a clarinet quartet, is set to perform in Mitchell Auditorium at 7:00 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 6. Admission is free and open to the public.
The quartet is a component of the United States Air Force Band of the West and is stationed at Lackland Air Force Base, Tex. In addition to their military service, the members of Mission Winds bring years of experience with symphony orchestras, chamber ensembles, touring shows and some of today’s most popular artists. The ensemble is comprised of Eb, Bb and Bass Clarinets. Currently the group is supporting music education through concerts and clinics for civilian and military audiences throughout the south.
“We are proud to welcome Mission Winds for our Performing Arts Series,” said Dr. Hendrix, Eastern’s director of instrumental and choral ensembles. “Artists in uniform represent just one of many possibilities a calling to music can open. I believe our audience will leave truly inspired by these talented musicians.”
The Performing Arts Series was established in 2017 to assist continuing the Music Department’s nearly 100-year legacy. All proceeds from the events will be applied towards scholarships for current and future students.
More information on other Series events will be released at a later date.