Tom Keener – Guest Contributor
Jul 25 2022
Texins Jazz Band at Allen Library-Free!



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Allen Public Library
300 N. Allen Dr.
Allen, Texas 75013

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STEM—Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math—plus the Arts can equal Magic when the Texins Jazz Band takes the stage.

Formerly The Texas Instruments Jazz Band, the majority of band members have STEM-based degrees and careers. These talented musicians have performed at Artfest, Montage, The Meyerson Symphony Center and The Starplex Amphitheater.,

The 18-piece Texins Jazz Band presents a free concert at 7:30 p.m. Friday, August 19, at the Allen Public Library. It will be offered both in person and virtual at

The band is under the musical direction of Bill Centera, a Texas public high school teacher since 1983. Under his direction, his award-winning school bands were consistent UIL Sweepstakes winners and recognized for musical excellence.

The Texins Jazz Band is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization whose mission is to perform the big band jazz musical art form and present international guest artists to the public in programs that are educational, entertaining, and affordable.

The Allen Public Library is located at 300 N. Allen Dr. Call 214-509-4911 for additional information.