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Centenary's Summer Band Concert Series to Offer Sampling of Jazz, Folk and Classical Music

Centenary College Announces Summer Band Concert Series June 13, 15, 20 & 27; Free and Open to Public

An appreciative audience enjoys one of the Summer Band Concerts in June 2005 at the Centenary College Band Shell. (Centenary News Service file photo)

SHREVEPORT, LA — Centenary's Summer Band concerts will be held Tuesday nights, June 13, 20 and 27, with a special big band and jazz concert slated for Thursday, June 15, in the Hargrove Band Shell on Centenary's campus.

All performances begin at 8 p.m. and are free and open to the public. Concertgoers are encouraged to bring seat cushions, lawn chairs and picnic baskets.

The Thursday night jazz concert will feature Karmyn Tyler, former Centenary student and Miss Louisiana 1995, who will be singing selections from her CD of standards. Also featured will be Shreveport native Mike Williams, lead trumpet player with the Count Basie Orchestra.

Centenary's own Dr. Tom Ticich, associate professor of chemistry, will be a featured soloist on the accordian in one of the concerts to be determined. A more detailed program will be announced in May.

The concerts are sponsored by Smith and Co., Certified Public Accountants; Kilpatrick Life Insurance Co.; AEP Southwestern Electric Power; and the American Federation of Musicians.

For more information, contact Dr. Thomas Stone, associate professor of music and conductor of the Summer Band concerts, at 318-869-5238.

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