The Western Carolina University Wind Ensemble will be performing its first concert of the spring semester in the John W. Bardo Fine and Performing Arts Center at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 12. It is free and open to the public.

Conductor Margaret Underwood, assistant professor with the WCU School of Music, will be accompanied by guest conductor David Starnes, director of the award-winning Pride of the Mountains Marching Band, along with guest soloist Ian Jeffress, WCU saxophone professor.

Titled, “A Night at the Theater,” the program will feature music that celebrates the stage and movie theater, allowing audience members to engage their most vivid recollection of theatrical works. With pieces from David Biendenbender, Kenneth Hesketh, Alex Shapiro and the noted film saga “Star Wars,” the concert will provide an exciting evening of music, Underwood said.

The WCU Wind Ensemble is an auditioned group of musicians performing a challenging repertory that includes premieres of commissioned works. For more information, contact the School of Music at 828-227-7242.