Athens Homecoming Celebration Concerts

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Friday Night

The homecoming festivities began at 6:30PM Friday night with the Athens State University Community Band under the direction of Dan Havely. The band was founded in 2003 by Dan Havely primarily as an outlet for former Athens State University students to continue in their musical pursuits. They graciously play at local events, graduations ceremonies and formal concerts.

The evening finished with a 'Retro Prom' and the Valley Cats playing songs from the 60's-80's. That's when the crowd started singing and dancing in the streets. The Valley Cats are a local band of performers: Bill & Tina Swindell, Steve Weber, Keith Taylor, Greg Young & Whitney Hubbs.  

Jeanette Dunnavant director of Athens Tourism was instrumental in scheduling these events as well as the events on Saturday. Thank you Jeanette for all your diligent work you due for our tourism in Athens and bringing activities such as these to our town.

Teresa Todd
August 20th 2010