KEYSER - Keyser native C. Rhoades Whitehill is the principal arranger and co-founder of Bayfield Brass Quintet, which will be performing at 3 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 10, at the Keyser Presbyterian Church as the Highland Arts Unlimited season continues.

KEYSER - Keyser native C. Rhoades Whitehill is the principal arranger and co-founder of Bayfield Brass Quintet, which will be performing at 3 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 10, at the Keyser Presbyterian Church as the Highland Arts Unlimited season continues.
Graduating from Keyser High School in 1980, Whitehill represented West Virginia in McDonald’s All-American Band and Jazz Ensemble with trips to New York City for Macy’s Parade; Las Vegas, where he appeared on the Jerry Lewis Telethon; Pasadena, California, for the Rose Bowl Parade and Toronto for the 25th anniversary of McDonalds.  
He attended West Virginia University and joined the United States Naval Academy Band, where he was a member of the jazz ensemble, the brass quintet, concert b and rock bands, and the Superintendent’s Combo.
When a position became available with the United States Navy Band in Washington, D.C., Whitehill auditioned and was awarded the position of lead trombone in the US Navy Commodores Jazz Ensemble, a position he held until his retirement from the military.
At present, Whitehill works for the Maryland General Assembly as reading clerk for the House of Delegates and plays in big bands, Dixieland bands, combos, and a USO band.
Admission for the upcoming concert is free to Highland Arts Unlimited members. Tickets are $20 in advance or $25 at the door.  Area students under 18 are admitted free and young children are admitted free with a paying adult.  
Advance tickets are available at Anderson's Corner, Romney; Reed’s Drug Store, Cannon’s Ace Hardware and The Candlewyck, Keyser; the Allegany Arts Council in Cumberland or by calling 304-788-3066 or 304-788-9465.
On-line tickets can be purchased at Eventbrite.com.
Highland Arts programs are presented with financial assistance from the West Virginia Department of Arts, Culture, and History and the National Endowment for the Arts, with approval from the West Virginia Commission on the Arts, memberships and corporate contributions and financial support from the Mineral County Board of Education with generous in-kind support from Potomac State College of WVU.