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King University Bands to Perform Spring Concert at Paramount Center for the Arts April 10

King University BandBRISTOL, Tenn., April 1, 2015 – King University’s Bands will present their spring concert on Friday, April 10 at the Paramount Center for the Arts in downtown Bristol at 7:30 p.m.

The program will include selections by the 250 Jazz Ensemble and the King University Symphonic Band. The jazz ensemble will present tunes by Duke Ellington, Miles Davis, and others, while the Symphonic Band will present both old and new selections from the wind band literature.

The King University Bands are under the direction of Lonny Finley. “We are delighted, this year, to be a part of Dogwood weekend for the first time and hope that many visiting and local alumni will join us at the Paramount as we continue to preserve and expand this King tradition,” said Finley.

He added, “One selection of note which will be performed is “Trail of Tears” by James Barnes, written in commemoration of the horrific events of 1838-39 when members of the five largest Indian tribes in the southeast were driven on a forced march from their homelands to a reservation in what is now Eastern Oklahoma.”

Admission to the April 10 concert is $5.00 for the general public and free for students, faculty, and staff presenting a King ID.


King University is a Presbyterian-affiliated, doctoral-level comprehensive university. Founded in 1867 as King College, the University offers more than 90 majors, minors, pre-professional degrees and concentrations in fields such as business, nursing, law, medical and health sciences, pharmacy, education, and humanities. Graduate programs are offered in business administration, education, and nursing. A number of research, off-campus learning opportunities, and travel destinations are also available. King University is a NCAA Division II and a Conference Carolinas member with 25 varsity sports. For more information about King University, visit King University does not discriminate against academically qualified students of any race, color, national or ethnic origin, sex, age, or disability. King University is certified by SCHEV to operate locations in Virginia. For more information, contact the King University office at Southwest Virginia Community College, 309 College Road, Richlands, VA 24641.