NACOGDOCHES, TEXAS - The SFA Friends of Music will be accepting reservations through the end of this week for Extravaganza 25, the Stephen F. Austin State University School of Music's annual gala banquet. The banquet is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. Thursday, April 26, in the Grand Ballroom of SFA's Baker Pattillo Student Center.

This year's Extravaganza, "Sterling Stars," celebrates the 25th anniversary of the gala banquet, which features gourmet dining, performances by student soloists and ensembles, and the presentation of student awards.

Additionally, Bruce Brown, who received his Master of Music Performance from SFA in 1985 and then spent 20 years singing opera professionally in the United States and Europe, will be presented the Outstanding Music Alumnus Award.

Gene H. Moon, SFA director of orchestral studies, will serve as the master of ceremonies for this year's event.

Seating is available at tables of eight. Deadline for purchasing tickets is Friday, April 20. For tickets or more information, call the Fine Arts Box Office at (936) 468-6407 or (888) 240-ARTS.