July 2, 2010

Air Force brass band kicks off our July 4 weekend in style

S. Sgt. Matt Kuebler on tuba put on quite a show all by himself...

One of the best-attended concerts on Monument Square opened our Independence Day weekend Friday.

The 10-piece "Hot Brass"  United States Air Force Band of Mid-America performed as part of the summer  Music on the Monument concert series. The audience filled the south side of Monument Square, and extended well past our Civil War monument to the north.

The audience was treated to a rousing selection of lively music, and a tuba player who for a while couldn't decide whether he was Michael Jackson or what?

The band is based at Scott Air Force Base, but has been deployed to Southwest Asia, the Middle East and North Africa to play for U.S. troops.