U.S. Air Force jazz band comes to Delta


On Sunday, April 14, The Commanders, the United States Air Force Jazz Band, will be hosting a free concert in Atherton Auditorium at 3 p.m.

Tickets for the concert are required and will be made accessible at the Center for the Arts Box Office in Locke 102.

There will be a six-ticket per person limit.

The band is part of the Air Force Band of the Golden West from Travis Air Force Base just outside of Sacramento.

The Commanders continue the legacy of great big bands  of yesteryear with a modern twist.

This newly organized band consists of 18 hard-working airmen, who play a variety of jazz music, including traditional jazz, swing, bop and patriotic music.

The Commanders pay homage in many ways to great jazz musicians of the past at their shows with covers of many favorite jazz tunes by artist such as Woody Herman, Count Basie and Dizzy

Gillespie, but also uses the modern jazz style of today.

They perform at festivals and concerts for the community, in addition to visiting schools all over the United States encouraging children to play instruments.

For free tickets contact the Delta College Center for the Arts Box Office at (209) 954-5110.