The Commanders jazz ensemble from the U.S. Air Force Band of the Golden West will be at Logan High School on Thursday, August 21 presenting a free concert starting at 7 o’clock. Chris Rasmussen, director of bands at Logan High, said the public is invited to attend but tickets are required and they are available at the Cache Chamber of Commerce office.
On KVNU’s Crosstalk program Monday, Rasmussen said the concert by the popular band is a great way to open the school year. Sgt. Isaac Lamar, saxophone player and spokesman for the band, said it is great to be part of the Band of the Golden West and he is excited about coming.
From Travis Air Force Base in California, Lamar explained what the program will include on Thursday.
“It’s going to be about an 80-90 minute show,” Lamar said. “It’s going to feature some Glenn Miller music, a little bit of Count Basie, just some really nice, classical big band jazz.
“We’re going to have a fantastic vocalist with us out in front of the band signing some tunes. We will also have a surprise vocalist from one of our trumpet players.”
Rasmussen said although construction is underway at the high school all people have to do is walk through the tunnel and into the auditorium to enjoy the concert.