Tuesday, June 28, 2005

Final Centenary Summer Band Concert Th, June 28, 8 pm

The heat does bother those who like the Summer Band Series at the amphitheater, aka the Hargrove Band Shell, at Centenary College. But they bear it with equanimity.

The Centenary Summer Band was founded in 1957 by B.P. Causey. The series ran until 1987, and was re-engineered during the summer of 2000 by Dr. Thomas Stone, Director of Instrumental Music at Centenary College.

Dr. Stone's band is comprised of Shreveport Symphony musicians, Centenary faculty, local music teachers, retired military musicians, and Centenary students.

The final concert of 2005 - sponsored by AEP Southwestern Electric Power - will open with Richard Strauss’ Vienna Philharmonic Fanfare, followed by Nicolai's Overture to The Merry Wives of Windsor, Irish Tune from County Derry by Percy Grainger, and Gershwin's Second Prelude. The concert will conclude with Sousa's Semper Fidelis, says Dr. Stone.

The show commences at 8 pm. Don't feel bashful about toting seat cushions, lawn chairs and picnic baskets.

More info: the Highland Area Partnership, (318) 869-5706.

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