Air Force Band Playing Free Concert Tonight
COC Performing Arts Center getting patriotic.
Tonight, May 15th, the United States Air Force Band of the Golden West Concert Band will take the stage of College of the Canyon’s Performing Arts Center at 7:30pm for a free concert.
The Concert Band, the largest performing ensemble within the United States Air Force Band of the Golden West, is comprised of 45 musicians. It has performed for thousands of listeners, both in person and over the airwaves via its masterful recordings. It has reached millions of listeners and inspired enthusiastic critical acclaim as one of America’s premier musical organizations. Moreover, television and radio broadcasts of the Band’s highly coveted recordings have extended the visibility of the Band of the Golden West to national and, increasingly, international levels.
Touring the western states of California, Oregon, Washington, Idaho and Nevada, the band performs for music conventions and plays just about any variety of music. Its traditional instrumentation includes woodwinds (flutes, clarinets, oboes, bassoons, and saxophones), brasses (trumpets/cornets, trombones, French horns, euphonium, and tubas), percussion (tympani, snare drum, bass drum, mallet percussion – xylophone, bells, etc., and drum set), electric piano, electric/string bass, and vocalists.
The band’s repertoire includes standard concert band/wind ensemble literature, orchestral transcriptions, military marches, jazz and pop arrangements, Broadway excerpts, and, of course, patriotic songs. It’s wide and varied programs offer something for everyone and is an excellent choice for family entertainment.