US Air Force Band of the Golden West Soaring into Salinas
SALINAS, CA – On Thursday, August 9, 2012, the National Steinbeck Center is honored to welcome the US Air Force Band of the Golden West with a FREE concert at the Steinbeck Institute for Arts and Culture at Sherwood Hall, located at 940 North Main Street in Salinas. The concert will be at 7:00PM. Local Watsonville Band will open the concert.
The Band of the Golden West comes from Travis AFB CA. It is a select group of professional Airmen-musicians who support the global Air Force mission by providing outstanding musical products and services for official military, recruiting, and community relations events, and by fostering America’s rich national heritage.
The Band of the Golden West Concert Band is the largest ensemble within the organization and represents the professionalism and excellence found every day throughout the Air Force. While touring the western states of California, Oregon, Washington, Idaho and Nevada, the Concert Band performs a wide variety of music from standard concert band literature and military marches to jazz and pop arrangements, Broadway standards, and of course, patriotic music complete with instrumental soloists and featured vocalists.
The United States Air Force Band of the Golden West is dedicated to using the power of music to inspire our Air Force members and the great nation we serve, producing innovative musical programs and products, and communicating Air Force excellence.
Throughout its history, the Concert Band has collaborated with some of America's leading band conductors, receiving enthusiastic critical acclaim as one of premier musical organizations of its kind.
Although the concert is FREE and open to the public, tickets are required and will be available by visiting www.brownpapertickets.com.
About the National Steinbeck Center
The National Steinbeck Center is located at One Main Street in Salinas, California, the birthplace of John Steinbeck. It is a museum and cultural institution with a mission to engage people in the exploration of culture, issues and the arts relevant to our times, inspired by the words of John Steinbeck. The Center offers multiple visitor experiences: