Monday, April 18, 2011

The United States Band of the Golden West - Concert Wednesday, April 20th

The United States Air Force "Band of the Golden West Concert Band" will perform a free community concert on Wednesday, April 20th at 7:00 pm in the Tonopah High School Gymnasium. No tickets are required for this event.

The only active duty Air Force band west of the Rockies, it is composed of 47 airmen/musicians under the command and direction of Maj. Keith H. Bland. First Lt. Haley Armstrong is deputy commander and associate conductor of the ensemble.

The Band of the Golden West is stationed at Travis Air Force Base, Calif., in the San Francisco Bay area.
It performs in communities in Nevada, California, Washington, Oregon and Idaho. The band supports 10 Air Force bases, five Air Force reserve wings and five recruiting squadrons.

It has performed at ceremonial events and with guest artists such as Bob Hope, Eddie Albert, Wilford Brimley, Toni Tennille and Arturo Sandoval. In the Bay Area it also has performed at Raiders and 49ers football games and Giants and Athletics baseball games.

For the last 10 years, it has led off the Tournament of Roses parade.

Click here for more information about the band.

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