(June 26, 2008)

Contact: Rick DelaHaya, Centenary News Services, 318.869.

Summer Band Concert Series Finale Takes Place July 4 at River Blast 2008

SHREVEPORT, La. — The final concert of Centenary College's Summer Band series will take place July 4 during River Blast 2008. Presented by Shreveport Public Assembly and Recreation and hosted by KSLA television, the event will take place at Louisiana's Festival Plaza in downtown Shreveport from 5 until 10 p.m. The event is free and open to the public.

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. The performance will also be broadcast on KSLA-TV channel 12.

The band entertained one of the largest crowds in recent years during the second installment of the series on Tuesday, June 24 at the Hargrove Memorial Amphitheatre on Centenary's campus. Miss Louisiana 1995, Karmyn Tyler was featured vocalist on "Charade" by Henry Mancini and "Mangos" by Rosemary Clooney. Tyler was joined by Jennifer Dowd and Elizabeth Wuellner to form a trio and performed songs by the Andrews Sisters including "Rum and Coca-Cola" and "Boogie-Woogie Bugle Boy."

For more information, contact Dr. Thomas 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.