With the holiday season in full swing, local musicians are shining their horns and tightening their strings for performances. The Air Force Band of the Golden West, Lodi High School bands, Lodi Community Band and The First Baptist Church of Lodi will start performing holiday concerts next week.
The Air Force Band of the Golden West, stationed at Travis Air Force Base, will present "Holiday Fantasies" at Hutchins Street Square on Dec. 4. The concert is the band's gift to Lodi as a special thanks for supporting the Air Force and its mission. The concert will celebrate the season with new and old holiday classics, performed by the concert band and smaller ensembles. Under the baton of its commander, Major R. Michael Mench, the band will feature vocalists and instrumental soloists.