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Mark your calendars for United States Air Force Band of the Golden West

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Maj. Keith Bland (right), conductor/commander of the Air Force's Band of the Golden West leads direction of the band as they play during the opening ceremonies for Air Mobility Command's RODEO 2009 July 19 at McChord Air Force Base, Wash. Maj. Keith Bland (right), conductor/commander of the Air Force's Band of the Golden West leads direction of the band as they play during the opening ceremonies for Air Mobility Command's RODEO 2009 July 19 at McChord Air Force Base, Wash.
SPOKANE, Wash. - Come celebrate our country's musical heritage with the United States Air Force Band of the Golden West in concert at the Riverfront Park Lilac Bowl. Sponsored by the Spokane Department of Parks and Recreation, the concert begins at 7 pm on August 17. The concert is free and open to the public.

Led by its Commander and Conductor, Major Keith Bland, the concert will focus on a variety of styles, from traditional band repertoire, patriotic music, and of course marches. The featured instrumental soloist is Master Sergeant Tom Eckert on a trombone solo version of "The Carnival of Venice," and Senior Airman Pamela MacKenzie, an experienced vocalist, is featured on songs sure to please every taste in a celebration of America's musical heritage in song.

The United States Air Force Band of the Golden West is stationed at Travis Air Force Base, California. As the only remaining active duty Air Force band west of the Rockies, its geographic area of responsibility includes Washington, Oregon, Nevada, Idaho and California.

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