WesFest – A Concert To Benefit The Wes Wehmiller Scholarship

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WesFest - A Concert To Benefit The Wes Wehmiller Scholarship at Berklee College Of Music, To Take Place In Los Angeles on February 16, 2006

The first annual WesFest, A Concert To Benefit The Wes Wehmiller Scholarship at Berklee College Of Music, will take place at The Gig in Los Angeles on February 16, 2006.

The event’s details are as follows:

WesFest: A Concert To Benefit The Wes Wehmiller Scholarship at Berklee College Of Music

February 16, 2006

The Gig
7302 Melrose Ave.
Hollywood, CA 90046
(323) 936-4440

The concert will feature seven bands whose members were touched by the life of Wes in many ways. The band lineup for the evening is:

Mike Keneally Band

Bryan Beller Band

Touched

Kira Small

SMUG

Ali Handal

Dan Rockett

Ticket prices are $30. per pair of tickets in advance, $20. for single tickets in advance, and $30. for tickets at the door. Advance tickets are available until February 10.

If you're interested in tickets, simply e-mail Berklee College Of Music's Peter Gordon at the following address:

pgordon@berklee.edu

You'll then get an e-mail reply with instructions for ticket purchase. Payment can either be via credit card online or via check.

For those who can’t make it to the show, but want to make a donation online via credit card for WesFest , click on the following link:

Berklee Alumni

Then, find the WesFest section on the page and locate this:

"To register for this event and pay online, click here."

Then, in the pulldown menu in the "Event Description" field, choose "WesFest" and follow the remaining instructions.

All net proceeds will, of course, go to the Wes Wehmiller Scholarship at Berklee College of Music. That's what WesFest is all about - sharing Wes' musical life with others to raise money for a deserving student to attend Berklee, and have the same opportunities Wes and his friends had to express their musicality to their fullest potential.

"This scholarship will be a permanent reminder of his musical spirit," Berklee College Of Music President Roger Brown said when first announcing the establishment of the scholarship. "Wes fits into what Ron Carter said: 'Nobody notices the bass player until they stop playing’ – well, we're sure noticing Wes now!"

Friends have set up a website in memory of Wes at Wes Wehmiller

The site is packed with music, videos, photography by and of Wes, and much more. Additional details of the event are posted at this site under the "News" section.

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