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Source: Todd Holmberg, 785-532-6425,
News release prepared by: Rosie Hoefling, 785-532-2535,

Thursday, Sept. 9, 2010


MANHATTAN -- In honor of its 40th anniversary season, Kansas State University' s McCain Auditorium will host a gala-themed birthday bash at 6 p.m. Friday, Sept. 17, in the K-State Student Union Ballroom.

"Experiencing the live performing arts is vital to the vibrancy of a growing and engaged community," said Todd Holmberg, executive director of McCain Auditorium. "McCain has been at the heart of this vibrancy for 40 years. I'm excited to honor this important milestone in the history of K-State."

"The Big Four-O: Big Band, Big Party, Big Fun" gala will include cocktails, dinner and dancing to the World Famous Glenn Miller Orchestra.

The event is open to K-State students, faculty and the general public. Tickets can be purchased by calling the auditorium at 785-532-6425 or online at

The schedule of gala activities includes:

* Cocktail reception, 6 p.m.

* Dinner, 6:45 p.m.

* Dessert and remarks 7:45 p.m.

* Dancing to the World Famous Glenn Miller Orchestra, 8-11 p.m.