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Chandler Centennial Logo100 Day Centennial Kick-Off Celebration
Help us begin our 100 day countdown to one of our most historical milestone – Chandler is turning 100 years old!  Come experience music, history and fun as everything at the celebration will be CENTENNIAL!

Tuesday, February 7, 2012
City Hall Plaza – 175 S. Arizona Ave

5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Featured Event
State of the City Address
Council Chamber
6:30 p.m.
Mayor Jay Tibshraeny will be giving his annual State of the City address on issues that are relevant to the community in 2012 and beyond.
5:30 p.m. to 6:15 p.m.             The Chubby Dog Band
6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.             String Theory

The Chubby Dog Band
The Chubby Dog Band is a local Chandler R&B band that has a large palette of songs and styles to draw from for orchestrating a memorable event ranging from the Motown era right up to today’s modern sounds, the Chubby Dog Band specialize in playing the right song, at the right dynamic level to ensure your party is a big success. With a full 4 piece rhythm section, They bring a full sound that is tight and soulful.

String Theory Biography
String Theory is an acoustic/electric duo playing a mixture of instrumental and vocal tunes in Jazz, Blues and Pop styles. String Theory is made up of  Doug Arnold, who sings and plays a Breedlove steel string acoustic guitar, and Shawn Manske, who sings and plays a Clevinger electric upright bass and a Fender bass.

Doug Arnold has over 30 years of professional experience on guitar and vocals.  Doug started playing professionally at age sixteen with a valley group called the Win'Jammers. As a member of the Win'Jammers he played at The Riverboat Roomin New Yorkas the opening act for The Buddy Morrow Big Band,Three USO tours to Southeast Asia, Europe and Vietnam,Expo '67 World's Fairand the Hollywood Bowl.  Doug took music theory in college and studied music throughout the 70's. He has had over 20 years of experience playing in variety bands. Among them were Susanne & Company, The VIP Band, Shelly Standing & Standing Room Only and countless casuals. With Shelly Standing's band he opened for the Four Tops and Barbara Mandrell.  Doug is now pursuing his second career of playing music.

Shawn Manske has over 27 years of professional experience on electric and upright Bass.  Shawn studied jazz under the infamous Grant Wolf at Mesa Community College in the 70's.  Several years with the following local groups; Cosmo Topper, David Dodt and the Hi-Fi's, Michael Farrell Group, Sonya Jason, Delphine Cortez, Dan Pinson, and Standing Room Only.  Shawn performed with the Coasters, Brian Hyland, Frieda Payne, Otis Day and the Knights, countless casuals, and many years as bassist with the VIP Orchestras.
It’s All Centennial
Check out information and displays on all the comings and goings surrounding the 100 year birthday celebration.  Here is just a sample of what you will see at the event…
Centennial Quilt display
Centennial Information Booth
Centennial Merchandise
Centennial Scholarship
Centennial Birthday Cards
History Traveling Exhibits
Century Bike Ride
Centennial Time Capsule Collection
Whiskerino Contest Check-in and Announcement
…and much more!!
Event Parking
Parking will be available for guests at:
City Hall Parking Garage – enter off of Washington St. and Frye Rd.
Police Parking Lot – enter off of Washington St. and Frye Rd. or Delaware St. and Chicago St.
Fire Headquarters Parking Lot – enter off of Boston St. between Washington St. and Delaware St.
For more information, call 480-782-2751.