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Tipton Memoral Scholarship Fund Concert set for April 29

Tipton Scholarship
Pictured: Wesley Harris, Angie Tipton, David Volk, Richard Galyean Donnie Sorah and Angie Tipton

The seventh annual David Tipton Memorial Scholarship Fund Concert is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. Monday, April 29, in the Black Box in The Gilliam Center for the Arts on the campus of The University of Virginia’s College at Wise.

The concert will feature the College’s Jazz Ensemble.

The scholarship was established in honor of David Tipton, who served as a band director in the U.S. Army and as a band director at Pennington Gap High, Thomas Walker High, Powell Valley High and J. I. Burton High.

Admission is free and donations will be accepted at the door or can be mailed to: David Tipton Scholarship Fund, Powell Valley National Bank, 228 E. Fifth St., Big Stone Gap, Va 24219.

The recipient of this year’s David Tipton Memorial Scholarship is Wesley Harris, a freshman from Big Stone Gap majoring in music and pursuing a teaching certification. The award will be presented during the UVa-Wise spring band concert at 7:30 p.m. on Monday, April 22 in the David J. Prior Convocation Center.