Feb. 21 Concert to Benefit Threlkeld Prize at Colorado State University - Pueblo

Feb. 21 Concert to Benefit Threlkeld Prize at Colorado State University - Pueblo

PUEBLO – Colorado State University-Pueblo music faculty member Al Eberhart and his Changing Times Band (with special surprise guest artists) will perform a benefit concert for the Threlkeld Prize for Excellence, which provides an annual prize to the University’s top student.

The concert will begin at 3 p.m. Sunday, February 21 in Hoag Recital Hall. A minimum donation of $10 per ticket is suggested.  Tickets may be purchased at the door.  For more information, to purchase tickets for the concert, or to make a contribution, contact the CSU-Pueblo Foundation at 549-2380.

Concert selections will be announced from the following list: (Early Jazz) Ain’t Misbehavin’, Basin Street Blues, Back Home in Indiana, St. Louis Blues, Mack the Knife, Swing Era Jazz, Tuxedo Junction, Over the Rainbow, Perdido, Georgia on my Mind, Sweet Sue, Smile, All of Me, Caravan, Don’t get Around Much Anymore, How High the Moon; (Post Big Band Era Jazz) Girl From Ipanema, Fly Me to the Moon, the Summer Wind, Misty, Watermelon Man, and Cameleon.

Each year, CSU – Pueblo honors its top graduate with the prestigious student award –The Threlkeld Prize for Excellence. This award was created in 1990 to honor the memory of Budge Threlkeld, a well-respected faculty member and beloved member of the Pueblo community. The recipient receives the first diploma at Spring Commencement ceremonies and a cash prize.

To be eligible for this award, the student must be a graduating senior (Fall 2009, Spring 2010, or Summer 2010).  The student will have completed at least four semesters at CSU-Pueblo; have at least a 3.7 GPA (not cumulative) for the three full-time semesters prior to nomination (including summer – if attended) and demonstrate service to both CSU-Pueblo and the local community.

Colorado State University - Pueblo is a regional, comprehensive university emphasizing professional, career-oriented, and applied programs. Displaying excellence in teaching, celebrating diversity, and engaging in service and outreach, CSU-Pueblo is distinguished by access, opportunity, and the overall quality of services provided to its students.