Since the Winchester Education Foundation was re-energized in 2009 following its dormancy during the Handley High School Capital Campaign, the organization has accomplished quite a lot. In addition to raising funds through direct solicitations, WEF has sponsored exciting fundraising projects and initiated meaningful programs.

Patsy Cline Theatre logoOne such project is the Patsy Cline Classic Concert Series, which began as a partnership with a local event promotions firm in 2009 to dedicate the Handley Auditorium in honor of Winchester native Patsy Cline, and to serve as the annual fundraising event for the Winchester Education Foundation. More information about each concert is below.

2014-15 – Patsy Cline Classic VI

Kenny Rogers – March 7, 2015

2013 – Patsy Cline Classic V

Merle Haggard and the Strangers with opening act Springfield Exit – November 6, 2013

2012 – Patsy Cline Classic IV

LeAnn Rimes with opening act & Handley alum Britani Myers – November 16, 2012

2011 – Patsy Cline Classic III

Wynonna – October 21, 2011

2010 – Patsy Cline Classic II

The Beach Boys – October 5, 2010

2009 – Patsy Cline Classic I

Dedication of Patsy Cline Theatre and inaugural Patsy Cline Classic Concert, featuring Willie Nelson – October 29, 2009