Mount Vernon News


Show Events for: in Category:


Memorial Building
112 East High St.
Mount Vernon, OH 43050



  • Sunday, February 6, 2011 - 2:00 PM
Google Calendar
  • Print
  • E-mail

MOUNT VERNON ó A tsunami of sound hits Knox Countyís Memorial Theater Sunday, Feb. 6, as Mount Vernonís own Vaughn Wiester brings his Famous Jazz Orchestra home for an inaugural concert to benefit a new Community Foundation music scholarship fund established in his honor. Admission to the 2 p.m. concert is free to the public on a first-come basis until the auditoriumís capacity is reached.

Joining Wiester and his 21-piece ensemble will be featured vocalist Barbara Knight, who wowed audiences last year at a concert staged by the Community Concerts Association of Knox County, which is co-sponsoring this event with the Community Foundation of Mount Vernon & Knox County.

The Vaughn Wiester Music Scholarship will be awarded for the first time this spring to an aspiring instrumentalist or vocalist who is a graduating high school senior residing in Knox County. Funds for the scholarship are being raised through the solicitation of individual patrons and corporate sponsors, and through voluntary contributions in any amount that will be invited from audience members. Patrons and corporate sponsors are guaranteed reserved, preferred seating, and will be invited to a post-concert reception for Wiester at The Alcove Restaurant in Downtown Mount Vernon.

Information concerning patron and corporate sponsorships for the scholarship fund, or about the concert itself, can be obtained by calling the Community Foundation during business hours at 392-3270, or by e-mail at

Published on January 25, 2011


Rules: Please keep your comments smart and civil. Don’t attack other commenters personally and keep your language decent. If a comment violates our comments standards, click the “X” in the upper right corner of the comment box to report abuse. To post comments, you must be a Facebook member.

Calendar displays events listed in the sub categories and parent categories of the selected category