Thursday, June 24, 2004

On the Heels of Yesterday.....

Fair Oaks Park and Recreation District is sponsoring several concerts in the park this summer. Tonight was the USAF Band Golden West from Travis AFB.

Fresh off playing for the nation at the interment of Ronald Reagan at the Reagan Library 2 weeks ago, the USAF Band Golden West showed their stuff in a 2-part concert. The first half concentrating on big-band era tunes, with the second half a patriotic salute to the good ol' USA. The band is tight, sharp, and as good as any 60-piece band I've ever heard. They were terrific!

The crowd was mostly older folks, but that was OK. It was quite festive and I really enjoyed the nearly 2-hour show. I highly recommend taking in a few of the upcoming shows. Come early and grab a spot in the shade, though. The shows start at 7pm, and the sun doesn't really get behind the trees and the stage until about 7:45, leaving a lot of the area in the sun.

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