Concert will feature aviation history in movies and music

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LYNCHBURG, Va. (WDBJ7) -- Students at Lynchburg College are getting ready to present a history lesson through music.

The Wind Symphony and Orchestra and Community Big Band will present “Taming the Perilous Skies: The History of Aviation Through Music” at 7:30 p.m. on February 21, 22, and 23 in Sydnor Performance Hall.

The aviation concert will be accompanied by a display of aviation-related memorabilia in the Flint Family Lobby of Schewel Hall.

In addition to World War I materials, it will include several model planes owned by Nathan Estes, a clarinet player who will be performing in the concert. "It's something that a lot of people don't know about, like, a lot of people don't understand or realize that planes have been used in WWI as a means of a weapon, a human transport ... surveillance," said sophomore Nathan Estes.

The history of aviation reveals a lot about the human spirit, Dr. Hatcher said. “It speaks to how we’ve overcome ourselves to move forward.”

The concert will use video clips and live performances of music from as The Spirit of St. Louis (1957), The Tuskegee Airmen (1995), and The Right Stuff (1983) to portray the drama that accompanied the history of flight, from the Wright Brothers’ first successful flight to the beginning of the space age. Tickets are free and can be reserved by calling 434.544.8344