Concert to kick off anniversary of Tech's School of Performing Arts

Jan 21, 2014 | General News, Liberal Arts

Two of Louisiana Tech’s former students will return to perform in a School of Performing Arts’ scholarship fundraiser concert Thursday, Feb. 13.
Jeremy Davis and Clay Johnson with the Fabulous Equinox Orchestra will kick off a series of signature events celebrating the 25th anniversary of the School of Performing Arts.
The band will perform a wide array of classic American music ranging from The Rat Pack, Michael Bublé and Andy Williams to Ray Charles, Elvis and Johnny Cash.
Dr. Don Kaczvinsky, dean of the College of Liberal Arts, said the concert will assist in funding student scholarships.
“The concert is our biggest fundraising event with all proceeds going to student scholarships,” Kaczvinsky said. ” The scholarships are designed for students who wish to pursue further studies in the field of music and theater or participate in one of our several vocal and instrumental ensembles.  The scholarships help us attract and recruit talented students and allow them to realize their full potential through the quality instruction and enriched academic experience, which is the hallmark of a Louisiana Tech education.”
Davis said the band is like The Dean Martin Variety Show with a touch of A Prairie Home Companion.
“It’s plain to see that we love what we do, and we love our fans,” Davis said. “We’re not your grandfather’s big band.”
The band is on tour following a January performance at New York City’s Iridium Jazz Club.
The concert will begin at 7:30 p.m. in Howard Auditorium. Tickets are available at the Howard Auditorium Box Office, 318-257-3942, and online. All seats are reserved. For more information, visit the School of Performing Arts website or call 318-257-2711.