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Combined King University and Virginia Highlands Community College Bands to Perform at Paramount Center for the Arts March 31

BRISTOL, Tenn., March 21, 2016 – On March 31, 2016, King University and Virginia Highlands Community College (VHCC) will combine to present an evening of instrumental music at the Paramount Center for the Arts located at 518 State Street in Bristol, Tenn.

The evening will begin with the 250 Jazz Ensemble from King University under the direction of Lonny Finely, director of bands and instrumental activities at King. The ensemble will perform a program of Jazz standards and pop tunes made popular by Count Basie, Duke Ellington, and other Jazz greats. Joining the 250 Jazz Ensemble will be the King University Jazz Choir under the direction of Ms. Shea Clay, assistant professor of Music at King.

The 250 Jazz Ensemble will be followed by the combined Symphonic Band, which is made up of students from King and VHCC. This is their second collaborative concert of the academic year. The Symphonic Band is under the direction of Jay Oberfeitinger from Virginia Highlands Community College and Lonny Finley from King University.

General Admission is $5 at the door; students and faculty holding King or VHCC ID will be admitted free. The concert begins at 7:30 p.m.


King University is a Presbyterian-affiliated, doctoral-level comprehensive university. Founded in 1867 as King College, the University offers more than 90 majors, minors, pre-professional degrees and concentrations in fields such as business, nursing, law, medical and health sciences, pharmacy, education, and humanities. Graduate programs are offered in business administration, education, and nursing. A number of research, off-campus learning opportunities, and travel destinations are also available. King University is a NCAA Division II and a Conference Carolinas member with 25 varsity sports. For more information about King University, visit King University does not discriminate against academically qualified students of any race, color, national or ethnic origin, sex, age, or disability. King University is certified by SCHEV to operate locations in Virginia. For more information on SCHEV certification, contact the King University office at Southwest Virginia Community College, 309 College Road, Richlands, VA 24641.