Friday, June 11, 2010

Air Force Reserve Band to Perform at Independence Concert Celebration

The Band of the U.S. Air Force Reserve teams up with the city of Warner Robins for this year’s Independence Day Concert celebration Friday, July 2.

The free concert at the McConnell-Talbert Stadium, Warner Robins, Ga., starts at 8 p.m.

“Our Airmen and their families are a major part of this community,” said Lt. Gen. Charles E. Stenner, Air Force Reserve Command commander. “The Air Force Reserve Command is committed to being a good neighbor and partner to Middle Georgia.”

Headlining the free concert extravaganza will be award-winning country group, Diamond Rio, and the Air Force Reserve band.

Guest artist sensation, Diamond Rio, has released seven studio albums, two greatest hits collections and “A Diamond Rio Christmas: The Star Still Shines,” a 2007 holiday album. In addition to their four CMA awards, the band recently garnered “Country Album of the Year” at the 41st Annual Dove Awards.

“Last year was another stadium-packed crowd, and this year we are expecting a much larger attendance for this Independence Day celebration,” said Allen Tatman, Warner Robins Civitan Club.

The evening of music and fun will culminate with a large fireworks display.

“Thanks to the generosity of local businesses and the talent of the Band of the U.S. Air Force Reserve, we have an incredible celebration planned,” said Mr. Tatman. The middle Georgia community will have front-row seats to a fireworks display that gets bigger and better every year.”

Attendees are welcome to bring lawn chairs or blankets for seating on the infield. Gates open at 6 p.m. Food and beverages will be available at concession stands. Bags and containers are subject to search. No alcoholic beverages or glass containers allowed at this family event. No pets allowed.

For more information and/or interviews contact the Air Force Reserve Public Affairs Office at HQ.PAC.LIST@us.af.mil.

The Band of the U.S. Air Force Reserve consists of 45 full-time professional musicians. The band travels in excess of 100,000 miles per year performing more than 400 concerts throughout U.S. and many overseas locations.
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