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“Since 1953 the Alleghany Highlands Arts Council has taken great pride in the performing arts events we present to the residents of this community. The AHAC and its board of directors have built a reputation for commitment to the quality of life in an area already blessed by rich history, majestic natural beauty and friendly, caring people. One might ask what else we really need? The answer is – YOU. So we invite you to join us for this outstanding season. Everyone is welcome to participate because “arts4all” includes YOU.”

We care about the families of our patrons and are striving to keep admission accessible while adhering to our mission. We hope you will consider making a tax-deductible contribution as an investment in the quality of life here in the Alleghany Highlands and the advancement of fine arts.

Our Next Special Event

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Brass Five Sounds Of The Big Bands

Due to today's school closings, the brass 5 residency has been postponed until Monday February 26th. This includes this evening performance of sounds of the big bands at the Masonic Theatre.

There are Big Bands and then there are bands that just Sound Big. Brass Five hails from Roanoke but they have traveled all over the national and Europe. They are kicking things up a notch this season with a 'Rat Pack" segment to go along with their Duke Ellington, Tommy Dorsey, Count Basie , Artie Shaw, and Woody Herman hits. these fellas can transform your night and leave you flying high on soul-elevating music from a by-gone era.

Friends of Curfman Hall Seating Campaign

Last August the Arts Council made a $75,000 investment to help replace seating in Curfman Hall at Covington High School. Over the summer those seats will be installed. The Arts Council is currently holding a “naming campaign” that would give residents or businesses the opportunity to assist in this endeavor. With a contribution of $250 or greater, any donor will be named on a plaque that will be permanently placed in the Curfman Hall lobby. This is a wonderful way to show your personal support or to honor or memorialize a family member, classmate, teacher, community leader or your graduating class.

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Young People's Theatre Series

Since 1978 the Arts Council has been bringing cultural programming into our local school systems. Students at each grade level enjoy performances that not only provide exposure to the arts but support the educational content in their classrooms. This programming is provided at no cost to the students or school systems through the assistance of the Alleghany Foundation, the Virginia Commission for the Arts , the County of Alleghany and the City of Covington.