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March 18, 2013

The Haunted Windchimes bring hootin�, hollerin� good time to Cowley College


Haunted WindchimesWith deeply affecting vocal harmonies and a foot-tapping old-time sound, The Haunted Windchimes gave a rousing performance Thursday night inside Cowley College’s Robert Brown Theatre.

The band, which hails from Pueblo, CO, had stunning vocal solos from nearly each member of the band and demonstrated a wealth of musical talent by playing the banjo, ukulele, mandolin, guitar, harmonica, accordion and standup bass.

“I was really excited to branch out into the style of music and performance The Haunted Windchimes brings. They have a unique and old-timey sound that seemed to resonate well across the wide ranges of age and backgrounds present in the audience,” Ben Schears, vice president of institutional advancement/student affairs said.

Members of the band include, Desirae Garcia, Chela Lujan, Inaiah Lujan, Mike Clark, and Sean Fanning, who is originally from Wichita.

Prior to the concert, band members conducted a workshop with students in Cowley College’s instrumental and vocal music classes. The band discussed the struggles and successes they have experienced working in the music industry.

“It was a blessing to bring them in to work with the students and was a great experience for all,” Schears said.

The Haunted Windchimes will return to Cowley County to perform at the Walnut Valley Festival Sept. 18-22 in Winfield.

“I’m looking forward to seeing them again at the Walnut Valley Festival in September,” Schears said.