(June 9, 2008)

Contact: Rick DelaHaya, Centenary News Services, 318.869.5073

Centenary College Summer Band Concert Series Takes Place June 17, 24 and July 4: Free and Open to the Public

SHREVEPORT, La. — Centenary College's Summer Band concerts will be held Tuesday nights, June 17 and 24 in the Hargrove Memorial Amphitheatre 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 for the evening.

Additionally, the Summer Band musicians will provide the music on July 4 before and during the Fourth of July RiverBlast 2008 fireworks event on the Shreveport riverfront and broadcast on KSLA-TV. The band performs at 8:30 p.m. and 9:20 p.m.

Information about individual concerts is as follows:

Concert I: Tuesday, June 17, 8 p.m., Hargrove Memorial Amphitheatre (Band Shell)
Sponsored by Kilpatrick Life Insurance Company
Of special note, Dr. Thomas Stone's composition, Shadows of Eternity, will be performed. Centenary College student Terry Wright will conduct his own professor.

Concert II: Big Band Jazz led by Bill Causey Jr., Tuesday, June 24, 8 p.m., Memorial Amphitheatre (Band Shell)
Sponsored by AEP Southwestern Electric Power Company
Miss Louisiana 1995, Karmyn Tyler will be featured vocalist on Charade by Henry Mancini and Mangos by Rosemary Clooney. Tyler will be joined by Jennifer Dowd and Elizabeth Wuellner to form a trio and perform songs by the Andrews Sisters including Rum and Coca-Cola and Boogie-Woogie Bugle Boy.

Concert III: Friday, July 4, 8:30 p.m., RiverBlast 2008, Riverfront Plaza, Shreveport
Sponsored by Ark-LA-Tex Cardiology
Hosted by KSLA-TV anchors
The band will perform at 8:30 p.m. and again beginning at 9:20 p.m. during the firework display. The featured performer will be 15-year old vocal phenomenon Lindsey Fileccia, who will perform Wherever he Ain't from the Broadway show Mack and Mabel, and He touched me by Barbara Streisand. The concert will open with the Centennial Fanfare by conductor Thomas Stone.

For more information, contact Dr. Stone, professor of music, at 318.869.5238.

About Centenary College of Louisiana

Centenary College is a private, four-year arts and sciences college affiliated with the United Methodist Church. Founded in 1825, it is the oldest chartered liberal arts college west of the Mississippi River and is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. Centenary is one of 16 colleges and universities constituting the Associated Colleges of the South and is regularly rated as one of the top colleges in the South. In 2008 Centenary College celebrates 100 years in Shreveport and Bossier City.