The Scots Band to perform

PARKERSBURG – The First Presbyterian Church will be hosting a special concert at 4 p.m. March 17, said the Rev. Michael Seely, pastor.

The entertainment will be provided by The Scots Band from the College of Wooster in Wooster, Ohio.

The church at 1341 Juliana St., Parkersburg, will be the band’s first stop on its spring tour, Seely said.

“They’ll be visiting other churches throughout the eastern U.S.,” he said.

Seely described the music as an “eclectic” style.

The performing organization’s emphasis is marching, with the latest techniques and best quality of appropriate music being prepared and performed, according to its website.

The college is known for its mascot, the “Fighting Scot,” and the early Wooster teams were known as the Presbyterians.

The college delves heavily into its Scottish heritage. The Scottish culture became an important part of the school’s program and the football games feature a Scottish pipe band with Highland dancers and a traditional marching band.

The event at the Juliana Street church is free to the public and no reservations or tickets are needed, Seely said. An offering will be taken.

Coordinators are looking for church or community members to help with the housing of the students upon their arrival in town.

“We are still looking for folks in the community to house some of the students, providing one night of lodging for them,” Seely said.

The concert will feature music, dancing and bagpiping, he said.