RCCAC Lab Band to host free concert

The Randolph County Community Arts Center will present its annual free Lab Band Concert at 7 p.m. Friday in the Great Hall of the Arts Center.

The RCCAC Lab Band program offers students from grades 5-12 the opportunity to express themselves through various musical styles in a small group setting with personalized instruction. These sessions are open to all students who wish to learn how to sing or play an instrument (any instrument), and have the desire to learn and create.

Taught by professional musician Jesse Milnes, this year’s Lab Band will feature students from two weekly classes held at the Arts Center.

Kurt Barkley, executive director of the Arts Center, said, “For students who wish to learn how to express themselves through music, write songs, play in a small group, but who may not be part of the mainstream band or music programs, Lab Band offers the chance to learn and perform. The Arts Center has electric instruments such as guitar, bass and synthesizer, as well as a grand piano and full drum set on which students can learn and expand their talents. It’s a great program, really.”

The concert is free and open to the public. Everyone is encouraged to come and support these students who have worked very hard in preparation for this show.

The Randolph County Community Arts Center, a non-profit organization promoting and supporting the arts in Randolph County and surrounding areas, is located at the corner of Randolph Avenue and Park Street in Elkins. The RCCAC is supported by the West Virginia Division of Culture and


RCCAC is committed to providing accessibility to individuals with disabilities. If you are in need of an accommodation, please contact our office in advance. Call the RCCAC office at 637-2355 or log onto www.randolpharts.org for more information.