‘Ring the Bells’ holiday concert slated for Dec. 18

Wednesday, October 19th, 2016

Conductor Michael Nowak.

Conductor Michael Nowak.

Tickets on sale now


Vocalist Inga Swearingen.

–San Luis Obispo Winds Orchestra has announced that Inga Swearingen, renowned vocalist, and Michael Nowak, highly acclaimed guest conductor, will star in this year’s Ring the Bells Holiday Concert on Sunday, Dec. 18 at the Cuesta College Cultural and Performing Arts Center. In a special performance, Jennifer Martin will accompany Inga on guitar in Silent Night.

SLO Winds partners with Center for Family Strengthening to contribute half the net proceeds from the concert to programs that prevent abuse and neglect of children in San Luis Obispo County.

“We’re thrilled to feature Inga Swearingen and Mike Nowak in this year’s Holiday Concert,” said SLO Wind Board of Directors President Shannon McNeely. “They are both renowned artists and are phenomenally popular on the Central Coast. We’re pleased to donate proceeds to Center for Family Strengthening. CFS prevents child abuse and neglect by offering well developed proven programs that support our families in the County.”

Ticket prices are $30 per person and $15 for students, and are on sale now at www.cpactickets.cuesta.edu.

About San Luis Obispo Wind Orchestra

The SLO Wind Orchestra is a 50 member group of wind and percussion players specializing in symphonic wind band music. It is made up of accomplished community musicians and has been performing on the Central Coast for over 18 years. Their purpose is to enhance the cultural landscape of the community through our concerts, education, and outreach. To donate or learn more about San Luis Obispo Wind Orchestra go to slowinds.org or call (805) 464-9434

About Center for Family Strengthening

In 1988 the San Luis Obispo County Board of Supervisors designated Center for Family Strengthening (CFS) as the self-governing entity responsible for local efforts to prevent and respond to child abuse and neglect. Center for Family Strengthening is dedicated to strengthening families through education and advocacy. Center for Family Strengthening partners with family support organizations in San Luis Obispo County to provide resources to families in need, protect children from abuse and neglect, and ensure that strong families are a community priority. To donate or learn more about Center for Family Strengthening go to www.cfsslo.org or call (805) 543-6216.

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