The Links Arts Facet recently hosted a reception for the Pine Bluff High School Orchestra students at the Arts and Science Center for Southeast Arkansas.

Following their concert, the students were served refreshments, including sandwiches, cookies, cupcakes, lemonade and water. In attendance at the concert were parents and members of the community supporting and encouraging the students.

The new superintendent of the Pine Bluff School District, Jeremy Owah, was also present.

John Graham, conductor of the band at the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff, served as the guest conductor and has committed to working with the students again in the spring and possibly planning a concert in collaboration with the UAPB Wind Symphony.

That concert would be held in April of 2019.

Hosting the reception were members of the Arts Facet of the Pine Bluff Chapter of The Links, Incorporated and other members: Barbara Akins, Anissa Buckner, Dorothy Holt, Katryne Horton, Angela Paskel, and Trudy Redus, whose son is a cellist in the orchestra.