WCU selling tickets for rescheduled Hoss Howard Band benefit concert

Jeff “Hoss” Howard and his Hoss Howard Band will perform a benefit concert at the Cullowhee Valley School on Saturday, Feb. 23, at 6:30 p.m.

The Hoss Howard Band plays Southern rock and country-style music. In May 2012, the band embarked on a mini-tour of Charlotte, performing at the Food Lion Speed Street festival as well as the Whisky River venue at EpiCentre.

For the Cullowhee Valley School concert, local merchants and musicians have donated door prizes and other items to be raffled off, including a guitar worth $2,500.

All proceeds from the event will benefit the school’s seventh-grade trip to YMCA Camp Greenville, where students will work on team-building activities as well as hiking and a ropes course. Students have paid $2,000 of the $9,000 required for the trip.

“We started this endeavor to help fund a trip, and many families just don’t have the extra funds,” said Laura Terry, a teacher at Cullowhee Valley School. “As we have been working on this event, something has happened. We have gone beyond simply raising money. We have come together as a school and as a community. We have all worked together to make this special event happen.”

The concert was originally scheduled for Jan. 25 but had to be rescheduled as a result of inclement weather.

Tickets for this event cost $10 and are available at Cullowhee Valley School and the Western Carolina University box office located in the John W. Bardo Fine and Performing Arts Center. Box office hours are 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. Doors open for the concert at 6 p.m.