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Air Force Band Joins San Antonio Symphony to Honor Veterans

Second year for band and symphony to collaborate!

This Veteran's Day, music from Leonard Bernstein, John Phillip Sousa, and George Gershwin will fill the Majestic Theatre as the San Antonio Symphony is joined by the US Air Force's Band of the West.

"We'll use some of their players, they'll use some of our players, and we will all join together for Tchaikovsky's 1812 Overture!" said Captain Mike Hoerber, adding that it is a great way to continue the mission of the band.

"It is a real joy, and definitely a real way to express our gratitude to all the brave servicemen and veterans," he said.

Veteran's Day Concert: Salute to Service

San Antonio Symphony and USAF Band of the West
Majestic Theatre (224 E. Houston Street San Antonio, Texas 78205)
Sunday, November 11 at 7:00 PM - free with ticket

The Gateway Brass played a few selections in our studios:

Last winter, a saxophone quartet from the USAF Band of the West  played in the TPR studios! 


John Clare is comfortable behind a microphone, streaming video or playing violin. A former broadcaster for NPR, John has previously worked with Voice of America, the Canadian Broadcast Corporation and stations in Kansas, Nevada, California, and Pennsylvania.