(June 26, 2009)

Contact: Rick DelaHaya, Centenary News Services, 318.869.5073

Final Summer Band Concerts Take Place June 30 and July 4

Summer Concert Series

SHREVEPORT, La. — Looking for something to do during these long, hot summer nights in Shreveport? Centenary College has the perfect suggestion...attend the final summer band concert at the Hargrove Memorial Amphitheatre, Tuesday, June 30 beginning at 8 p.m. The concert is free and open to the public.

Summer Concert Series

Since the performance is outside, concertgoers are encouraged to bring seat cushions, lawn chairs, and bug spray as well as a picnic basket and water.

The concert series ends on July Fourth when the band will take part in the Independence Day Festival event on the Shreveport River front. The event is sponsored by KTBS television with the band taking the stage at approximately 8:30 p.m. at Riverfront Plaza.

Summer Concert Series

Information about individual concerts is as follows:

  • Concert II: Tuesday, June 30, 8 p.m., Memorial Amphitheatre (Band Shell)
    Sponsored by Ark-La-Tex Cardiology
American Band Music

  • Concert III: Saturday, July 4, 8:30 p.m., Independence Day Festival, Riverfront Plaza, Shreveport
    Event sponsored by KTBS-TV Channel 3
    Band Sponsored by Ark-LA-Tex Cardiology
    The band will perform at 8:30 p.m. with featured performer soprano Jennifer Dowd '95. She will perform three of Jack Stamp's Four Maryland Songs for soprano and band. Also featured will be 16-year old vocal phenomenon Lindsey Fileccia.

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.