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Beckley-area music school looks to fulfill dreams

Looking for things to do? Select one or more criteria to search Kid-friendly Get ideas The festival was headlined by Kendrick Lamar, Imagine Dragons and Red Hot Chili Peppers who closed out the festival with a two-hour set. Organizers said earlier that the festival had sold out Saturday, estimating more than 100,000 in attendance for the two-day weekend concert event. It rained much of Saturday, but conditions improved to simply overcast skies by the time Imagine Dragons performance began around 5:45 p.m. some five hours after the festival began. Acts from Capitol Cities, Weezer, Yeah Yeah Yeahs and The Neighbourhood kept the crowd going despite afternoon rain. I see the weather has cleared up, said Dan Reynolds, the lead singer of Imagine Dragons. I guess we came at a good time. Reynolds also gave a shout out to the bands drummer Daniel Platzman, who is from Atlanta. Reynolds also expressed his appreciation for being a part of the festival. There are so many great bands at this festival, he said. Im just glad to be on stage to perform for you all. Thank you for live music.

Landis told Neeper that a former Beckleyan works in the world-famous Steinway New York Concert and Artist Department, and Neeper discovered that the director of international sales is an alum of Marshall University . “We certainly have ties to this wonderful state,” said Neeper. “And we have a mission for the School of Harmony to bring excellence here to the school and community as a whole.” The school plans Steinway pianos for its primary teaching areas and Steinway grand pianos for the performance areas. “We will also have a Steinway-certified technician not just anyone can tune these pianos,” explained Womack. Donors, depending on the size of qualifying donations, may have anything from a plaque designating their part in securing a piano, a classroom honoring their name for donation of an entire piano, or the program as a whole permanently named in honor of them or an intended music patron. The school invites businesses and individuals with a passion for continuing music education to participate in their program. Donations to the 501(c)3-designated organization are tax-deductible. U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin , D-W.Va., sent a letter congratulating Harmony staff. “The faculty, staff and students of the School of Harmony have truly made Raleigh County and our entire state proud,” Manchin wrote.