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UC Music Department to host Haiti Relief Concert Series


WILLIAMSBURG, Ky.— The music department at University of the Cumberlands will host a series of concerts to benefit victims of the recent earthquake in Haiti. All concerts are in the Mary McGaw Music Building Recital Hall on the UC Campus, and are free and open to the public. Donations will be accepted for Haiti relief efforts at each event.

The concerts in the series include:

Chorale Concert - Monday, March 8, 7:30 p.m.
Jazz Ensemble Concert - Tuesday, March 9, 7:30 p.m.
Concert Band Concert - Thursday, March 11, 7:30 p.m.
Instrumental Music Faculty Recital - Tuesday, March 30, 7:30 p.m.

The idea for the Haiti Relief Concert Series came from a student organization that is new to campus. UC Musicians Making a Difference is a team of students and faculty members that raises funds through musicianship and service.

The group was formed by Dr. Patrick Tuck, a trumpet performer and professor at UC. It was through his experience in Louisiana during hurricane Katrina in 2005 that he could relate to the people of Haiti. “What we experienced in the United States happened with the benefit of pre-existing infrastructure that still failed. Haiti does not have a solid infrastructure to begin with,” said Tuck. He hopes that in the future, UC Musicians Making a Difference will find more ways to help others who are in need.

For additional information about the concerts or the colorful t-shirts that music department students and faculty are wearing to promote the concerts, call the music department office at 539-4332, or find the group on Facebook.