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Symphony season to kick off Sunday

The Powder River Symphony is returning for its 35th year this season.

The symphony is celebrating the fact “that we’ve been able to make it this far, which is pretty good for a symphony orchestra in a community the size of Gillette,” said Powder River Symphony board member Genie Burkett.

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Musicians with the Powder River Symphony prepare for their upcoming performance of “September Pops” during a rehearsal at Twin Spruce Junior High School Thursday evening.

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Conductor Steven Trinkle leads the Powder River Symphony through a selection of music for their upcoming performance of “September Pops” Thursday evening at Twin Spruce Junior High School.

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French horn musician Mike Pryczynski laughs while listening to Powder River Symphony conductor Steven Trinkle tell a story during rehearsal at Twin Spruce Junior High School Thursday evening.

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James Williamson plays the flute for the Powder River Symphony during rehearsal Thursday evening at Twin Spruce Junior High School.

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Music for "The Big Country" sits on a music stand at the Powder River Symphony rehearsal at Twin Spruce Junior High School Thursday evening.

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Musicians take notes on their sheet music as conductor Steven Trinkle leads them through a practice session at Twin Spruce Junior High School Thursday evening.

Tickets for Sunday’s concert are $22 for adults, $17 for seniors and members of the military and free for anyone 12 and under.

For more information, visit https://sites.google.com/prsymphony.org/powder-river-symphony/.

People can give a donation to the symphony at Sunday’s performance or they can mail it to Powder River Symphony, P.O. Box 3964, Gillette, WY 82717-3964.

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