ART Around Town: Denene Stringfellow & the Shreveport Regional Wind Ensemble

Article written by Libby English with the Dixie Center for the Arts: 

He’s back….


Yes, Denene Stringfellow, the man with the “golden voice” will be back performing at the Dixie with the Shreveport Regional Wind Ensemble and their highly decorated and esteemed Band Director, Mr. Louis Wells, on Tuesday, September 11, at 7pm. Mr. Wells is the founder of the group and has served as their Director for over 20 years. All these performers combined have enriched the lives of countless individuals throughout the ARK-LA-TEX for many years.

The Shreveport Regional Wind Ensemble was organized with the purpose in mind of promoting and preserving “Big Band Music—Keeping It Alive” for generations to come. The Band consists of the following 18 musicians: 

Cleveland R. White, Clarence Burks, Tom Yates, Anita L. Tisby, and Mack Williams in the Saxophone Section; Malcolm Spencer, Freddie Millener, Billy Banks, and Kenneth Coutee in the Trumpet Section; Donald Walters, Michael Hendricks, Louis C. Wells, Sr., and Charles Walker in the Trombone Section; Albert Lattier, Keyboard, Darrell Mims, Guitar, Ardis Case, Bass, and Geraldine Walker, Percussion; Jane Givens and Denene Stringfellow, Vocalists, and Donald Walters, Billy Banks, and Charles Walker, Background Vocals. 

You are also invited to meet and welcome Travis Fontenot, our new Executive Director for the Dixie. If you love Big Band Music, this will be a fantastic evening of great music proudly sponsored by Annette and Johnny Maxwell.

Tickets for adults are $20 for reserved seating, and Grambling and Tech students are welcome at 2 for $10 in the balcony with ID and cash. Call 318-255-1450 for more information. The Dixie Center is located at 212 N Vienna in historic downtown Ruston.