Holiday in Blue concerts to be held Dec. 10-11 at Laurie Auditorium
By David DeKunder, Joint Base San Antonio-Randolph Public Affairs
/ Published November 23, 2016
JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas --
The sounds of the holiday's will fill the air with two “Holiday in Blue” concert performances by the U.S. Air Force Band of the West at 3 p.m. Dec. 10 and 11 at Laurie Auditorium, Trinity University, in San Antonio.
Tickets for the free concerts can be reserved at http://www.Eventbrite.com using search words “USAF Band of the West” and “San Antonio, Texas.” To reserve tickets, users must register at the Eventbrite website.
The two concerts are part of the band’s annual “Holiday in Blue” performance series.
“All of our performances are free and open to the public,” said Tech Sgt. Nicholas Wellman, U.S. Air Force Band of the West NCO in charge. “We have created sites for each performance on Eventbrite where people can go to reserve seats, which is our preferred method of ticket distribution, and the easiest way for the public to ensure they can attend the concert.”
The U.S. Air Force Band of the West will perform a variety of holiday songs and selections concertgoers and families can enjoy, Wellman said.
“The goal of every concert is to provide an event that is enjoyable, entertaining and family friendly,” he said.
Conducting the concerts will be Maj. David Alpar, U.S. Air Force Band of the West commander, and 2nd Lt. Christina Muncey, U.S. Air Force Band of the West flight commander and associate conductor.
The U.S. Air Force Band of the West performs hundreds of concerts each year for military and civilian audiences in several states, including Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, Oklahoma and Texas.
The mission of the U.S. Air Force Band of the West is honor all the men and women who serve and have served in the Armed Forces and to inspire and connect, Wellman said.
“We strive to inspire all who attend our concerts to greater patriotism and pride in our country,” Wellman said. “We use the medium of music to connect with and touch the lives of everyone we come in contact with.”