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UMFK alumni, students and community members invited to enjoy "Bengal Band on the Quad"

September 3, 2004

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University of Maine at Fort Kent alumni, current students and members of the community will have the opportunity to come together for an evening of great music on the UMFK campus during "Bengal Band on the Quad", an new event planned for this year's annual "Come to Campus Days" celebration.

The family night out, featuring live entertainment provided by local musical talent the Jerry T. Band, will occur Friday, September 17, from 8:00 p.m. through 12:00 midnight under a tent on the UMFK campus quad. 

The Jerry T. Band, a group of local musicians who have been playing together for many years is, well-known throughout Northern Maine and Northwestern New Brunswick.

The group plays a wide variety of music from Rock and Roll to Jazz and Blues, and other genres as well. This will not be the first time the group performs at UMFK.

"The Jerry T. Band was a big hit at our 125th anniversary gala banquet last year," said Jason Parent, director of university relations and alumni affairs. "People attending last year's event didn't want them to stop playing at the end of the evening. It will be great to have them back this year to play a longer set of music on Friday evening."

In addition to great music, concessions will be provided during the night by ARAmark food services in the entrance of Nowland Hall.

The event, which is being organized by UMFK student programming, will be the first activity of the new academic year bringing together current students with alumni and community members.

"The office of student programming looks forward to contributing to a fun-filled weekend, and I hope that everyone participates since there are a wide range of activities to choose from," said Stephanie Cote, associate director of residential life and student programming.

This event will occur during a weekend-long schedule of festivities organized by the University to coincide with the Greater Fort Kent Scarecrow Festival and the grand opening of the Northern Forest Canoe Trail.

For more information on Come to Campus Days please contact the university relations and alumni affairs office at (207) 834-7557.