University of Pikeville partners with Mountain Arts Center to present Wind Orchestra Event 

The University of Pikeville (UPIKE) and the Mountain Arts Center (MAC) are delighted to announce their collaboration in presenting a Mountain Arts Center Wind Orchestra (MACWO) Event scheduled to captivate audiences on Saturday, June 29, at 7:00 p.m. This partnership promises an unforgettable fusion of academic excellence and musical mastery, showcasing the extraordinary talent of the MACWO in the splendid setting of the renowned MAC.

The event marks a significant milestone in the cultural landscape of Appalachia, bringing together several esteemed institutions dedicated to fostering artistic innovation and community enrichment. UPIKE and MACWO aim to celebrate the power of music as a unifying force to inspire audiences with the transcendent beauty of wind orchestra performances.

UPIKE Director of Bands, Assistant Professor of Music, Founder, Artistic Director, and Principal Conductor of the MACWO, Slade Denman, is thrilled to collaborate with the MAC in presenting this extraordinary wind orchestra event.  

“This collaboration exemplifies our shared commitment to promoting cultural enrichment and artistic excellence within our community,” said Denman. “We look forward to welcoming audiences to experience the extraordinary talent and artistry showcased in this special performance.”

Don’t miss the chance to be part of this historic collaboration between UPIKE and MACWO as they unite to elevate the vibrancy and diversity of Appalachia’s cultural landscape through the universal language of music.

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