Macon concert to feature last performance of Air Force Reserve band

wcrenshaw@macon.comMay 2, 2013 

The Macon Symphony Youth Orchestra’s annual Kaleidoscope Concert on Saturday will include the last public performance of the Band of the U.S. Air Force Reserve.

The two free concerts will be held at Mercer University’s Fickling Recital Hall in the McCorkle Music Building. One concert will start at 2 p.m. and the other at 7 p.m. Seating is on a first come, first serve basis. The doors open 15 minutes before each concert.

The concerts will include orchestral works, chamber groups, duos and solo performances by Macon Symphony Youth Orchestra scholarship winners.

“We are very excited and honored to be performing with these talented young musicians,” 1st Lt. Thomas P. Gamboa, commander of the Band of the U.S. Air Force Reserve, said in a release. “Although this will be our last performance, what better way to show our love and appreciation for our community than to play with the best of the best”?

The band will be inactivated on Sept. 30 due to cost-cutting measures by the Air Force.

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