Air Force Brass Band to perform in Ridgecrest

What do you get when you add multitalented musicians, traditional brass compositions, ragtime and jazz music to active-duty personnel of the U.S. Air Force?

Answer: Travis Air Force Base’s Travis Brass Band, which will appear in Ridgecrest at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 27, at the Parker Performing Arts Center, Burroughs High School.

Hosted by the Indian Wells Valley Concert Association, the event is free but entrance tickets are required and available for pickup at the Maturango Museum, Red Rock Books or Jeff’s Music Shop up until the day of the performance.

Known as America’s Band in Blue, this group is the only remaining active-duty Air Force band west of the Rockies. It performs throughout California, Idaho, Oregon, Nevada and the state of Washington. Don’t miss a rare opportunity to show your support.

Story First Published: 2013-01-23