Free Air Force Band Concert at El Campanil

The United States Air Force Band of the Golden West’s Jazz Ensemble, “The Commanders” will present a free concert of classic big band jazz music at the El Campanil Theatre. The concert will take place on June 12th at 4:00 pm. For more information, please call 925-757-9500 or visit the theatre’s website: The free concert is made possible through a sponsorship by PG&E.

While it is a free concert, tickets are required and may be obtained through the website or by phone. Tickets are currently in short supply and all remaining seats are accessible only via stairs.

Under the musical direction of TSgt Jim Butler, this thrilling 20-piece big band performs for audiences throughout the West Coast. Music ranging from the Big Band sounds of the 1940’s to more contemporary sounds ensures an exciting concert that will rouse audiences of all musical tastes.

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. The Band of the Golden West has performed for gubernatorial inaugurations, with guest artists such as Toni Tennille, Marvin Stamm, and Bob Hope, and for the fans of the Oakland A’s, San Francisco Giants, Oakland Raiders, and the San Francisco 49ers. The band has been seen and heard by thousands in performances throughout its touring region.

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3 Comments to “Free Air Force Band Concert at El Campanil”

  1. Coolmonkey says:

    Wow!!! Send this out on 6/14/2011 however the event happened on 6/12/11.

  2. Allen Payton says:

    We apologize if you just received a link to this article in your email, today. I did, as well and was both surprised and concerned, since the event occurred last Sunday, two days ago.

    If you’ll notice, the article was posted on June 5th, a week before the event. However, I checked with our webmaster and this is what she had to say:

    “When email is delayed, it has something to do with the sending server or the receiving server.   It looks like this came through the Google feed.  Hopefully, it is a one-time occurrence. 
    I just googled “google feed email delay”, it seems to be a common problem.”

    So in response I have asked her to look into another, more reliable feed for sending emails of our articles.

    This is the only time this has occurred since we launched this site in October and began our free subscription service shortly thereafter.

    Again, we apologize and are working to make sure it doesn’t happen again.

    Thank you for your understanding.

    Allen Payton, Publisher

  3. Editor says:

    It turns out that this was the second e-mail alert for this event. We first sent out a notice on June 6th, the day after the event was posted and almost a week before it took place.

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