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HPU to host Swingin’ Stingers Band 50th reunion concert

1971-72 Swingin' Stinger BandBROWNWOOD – June 11, 2018 – Howard Payne University will host a 50th anniversary reunion concert of the university’s legendary Swingin’ Stingers Band on Sunday, July 1, at 2:00 p.m. The free concert will be presented at Mims Auditorium on the university’s campus and is open to the public.

Retired USAF Lt. Col. Doug Jackson, who is a 1972 graduate of HPU, has organized a band reunion that will culminate on Sunday with the concert.

The band will be made primarily of alumni who were in the band during Greg Berry’s tenure at HPU, and Berry will once again take the podium to direct the band for this special reunion concert. Berry was the band director from 1968-1976.

For more information, contact Jackson at djackson47@hotmail.com or Laura Benoit, director of alumni relations, at lbenoit@hputx.edu or 325-649-8007.

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Cutline: HPU’s legendary Swingin’ Stingers Band, shown in a 1972 yearbook photo, will present a concert on July 1.

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