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LSC-Kingwood, KMAS hosts annual Valentine Dance

Dancing and live entertainment are the highlights of Lone Star College-Kingwood’s and the Kingwood Musical Arts Society’s (KMAS) annual Valentine Scholarship Dance and Silent Auction on Feb. 11 from 7:30-11 p.m. The black-tie optional event will be held in LSC-Kingwood’s Student-Conference Center.

"The Kingwood Musical Arts Society is proud to have such a wonderful partner as Lone Star College-Kingwood. This Valentine Dance is our annual opportunity to help LSC-Kingwood students as much as they regularly help us. By raising money to fund music scholarships, we help provide much needed funds so that these very talented students can continue their music education. We ask all to help us with this mission by donating generously," said Don Pagel, chairman of KMAS’ board of directors and trumpet player in the Kingwood Big Band.

David Livingston, chairman emeritus of KMAS’ board of directors, remembers, “We entered into this strategic partnership with LSC-Kingwood in 1996, which, over the years, has enabled us to increase musical exposure within the community.”

The annual dance will feature entertainment from KMAS’ Kingwood Big Band. In addition to the entertainment, there will be a silent auction, hors d'oeuvres, a dessert buffet and cash bar.

Originally formed by Lone Star College-Kingwood in the fall of 2004, the 18-member Kingwood Big Band includes college students, music educators, professional musicians, businessmen, engineers, doctors, professors, accountants and other professions from Kingwood and surrounding communities. This varied group is brought together by their love of jazz and their joy of performing great music to appreciative audiences.

General admission tickets to the Valentine Scholarship Dance and Silent Auction are $65 per person or $125 per couple. Table sponsorships are available at the following levels:

  • Friends and Sweethearts: $2,500 for a reserved table for eight
  • Hearts and Flowers: $1,500
  • Cupid's Arrows: $500

All donations are tax deductible and all proceeds benefit Lone Star College-Kingwood’s Fine Arts Scholarship fund and the Kingwood Musical Arts Society. Deadline to purchase tickets or to sponsor a table is Feb. 8. To RSVP, call 281.312.1501. For more information on the annual event, email Debbie Norris with KMAS at Debbie@KingwoodMusicalArts.org.  

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With more than 75,000 students in credit classes for fall 2011, and a total enrollment of more than 90,000, Lone Star College System is the largest institution of higher education in the Houston area, and the fastest-growing community college system in Texas. Dr. Richard Carpenter is the chancellor of LSCS, which consists of five colleges including LSC-CyFair, LSC-Kingwood, LSC-Montgomery, LSC-North Harris, and LSC-Tomball, six centers, LSC-University Park, LSC-University Center at Montgomery, LSC-University Center at University Park, Lone Star Corporate College, and LSC-Online. To learn more visit LoneStar.edu.