Southeastern’s Columbia Theatre to host free concert by Air Force Academy Band

Wednesday, September 7, 2016
by: Tonya Lowentritt


     HAMMOND – Southeastern Louisiana University’s Columbia Theatre for the Performing Arts will host the Air Force Academy Band’s premier popular music ensemble “Blue Steel” in a free concert Sept. 15.
     Sponsored by the “Hammond Daily Star,” the concert is scheduled at 7 p.m. in the downtown Hammond theatre and is part of a week-long tour through southeast Louisiana.
     The evening will feature high energy music for all ages spanning the last 60 years of popular music and original repertoire. The concert will also honor military veterans and highlight the sacrifices made by men and women in uniform.
     “We at Columbia Theatre feel strongly about honoring our military, both active and veterans,” said Director of Columbia Theatre and Fanfare Roy Blackwood. “I feel fortunate to have booked the Blue Steel Air Force band that plays a wide selection of contemporary and patriotic music perfect for our mission of support.”
     Blackwood said tickets are required but provided without cost through the partnership with the “Hammond Daily Star.” Tickets are available prior to the night of the performance at the newspaper’s offices, located at 725 S. Morrison Blvd., or at the Columbia Theatre administrative office, located at 220 E. Thomas St.
     For more information, call the Columbia Theatre at (985) 543-4366.

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