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Beaufort Youth Orchestra holding auditions

The Beaufort Youth Orchestra will hold its 15th annual audition on Thursday, Aug. 28 at Beaufort High School for all interested middle and high school musicians. Auditions start at 5:30 p.m. for wind, brass, percussion and strings instruments. Come prepared to play 2-3 minutes of a piece you’ve selected, as well as scales. Auditions are 5 to 10 minutes each and are done one-on-one in private. For more information and to confirm an audition time, please call Ron Maddox at 843-263-2190 or email maddox.ron@gmail.com.

Former teacher, choir director holds reunion choirs concert

Pastor Sharon Riley & The Reunion Choirs Concert will perform Saturday, Aug. 30, at 3 p.m. at Bethesda Christian Fellowship, 36 Dr. Martin Luther King Drive, St. Helena Island. Dr. Sharon Riley, who is a former Beaufort County School District teacher and the former Beaufort High School Gospel Choir Director, is now the pastor of Faith Deliverance Christian Center in Norfolk, Va. She is bringing together the members of the following choirs for a reunion concert: The Beaufort High School Gospel Choir, The Beaufort Revival Choir and The Evidence of Divine Truth Choir. The event is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Carrie B. Major at 843-812-4399 or Sister Ochun Sanders at 843-476-6634.

USCB Center for the Arts reveals September events

The University of South Carolina Beaufort Center for the Arts has several events scheduled for the month of September. The center is located at 805 Carteret St.

Upcoming events include:

• Beaufort Theatre Company “Grease”: Sept. 5 and 6 at 7:30 p.m.; Sept. 7 at 3 p.m.; Sept. 13 at 7:30 p.m., and Sept. 14 at 3 p.m.

• Beaufort Children’s Theatre Auditions for “Rockin Tale”: Sept. 9-10 from 5:15 to 8 p.m.

• Indie Movie Night: Every Monday at 7 p.m.

• Jazz Corner, Junior Jazz Foundation, Deanna Martin: Sept. 25 at 8 p.m.

Detailed information regarding admission and the programs of the center for the 2014-2015 schedule can be found at www.uscbcenterforthearts.com. Tickets can be ordered online or by calling the box office at 843-521-4145. Patrons who order advanced admission using the code “CFA” for Mainstage and Beaufort Theatre Company tickets (excludes Met Opera Tickets) before August 28 will receive $2 off individual tickets.