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U.S. Air Force Band of the Golden West to perform Aug. 21 in Chowchilla

A free community concert by the United States Air Force Band of the Golden West Concert Band is scheduled to be held at Chowchilla's Veterans Memorial Park, Aug. 21 at 6 p.m. This concert is sponsored by the Chowchilla District Chamber of Commerce and the city of Chowchilla.

The Band of the Golden West has performed at gubernatorial inaugurations and presidential visits, and band members have worked with renowned artists, such a Toni Tennille, Marvin Stamm, Bob Hope, Jimmy Stewart, Billy Dee Williams, Rich Little, Joan Rivers, Rosemary Clooney, the Los Angeles Philharmonic, Vince Gill and the Boston Brass, according to a news release.

The group performs more than 500 shows annually for roughly 1.5 million listeners. They play civilian communities throughout California, Washington, Oregon, Idaho and Nevada, and also support events at 10 Air Force bases, five Air Force Reserve wings and five recruiting squadrons.

The Band of the Golden West, stationed at Travis Air Force Base, is the only remaining active duty Air Force Base west of the Rockies.

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