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A Tour Like No Other: Col Larry H. Lang returns home on Final Concert Tour

Col Lang conducts the Concert Band in preparation for the 2018 Fall Concert Tour

Col Lang conducts the Concert Band in preparation for the 2018 Fall Concert Tour (Photo credit/Master Sgt. Brandon Chaney/released)

The Concert Band in rehearsal for the 2018 Fall Tour

The Concert Band in rehearsal for the 2018 Fall Tour (Photo credit/Master Sgt. Brandon Chaney/released)

Tour soloist Senior Master Sgt. Blake Arrington confers with Col. Lang and 1st Lt. Christina Muncey

Tour soloist Senior Master Sgt. Blake Arrington confers with Col. Lang and 1st Lt. Christina Muncey (Photo credit/Master Sgt. Brandon R Chaney/released)

Male vocalists from the Singing Sergeants rehearse with the Concert Band in preparation for the 2018 Fall tour

Male vocalists from the Singing Sergeants rehearse with the Concert Band in preparation for the 2018 Fall tour(Photo credit/Master Sgt. Brandon R Chaney/released)

Audio Engineer Master Sgt. Loren Zimmer monitors audio levels during a recent rehearsal for the 2018 Fall tour

Audio Engineer Master Sgt. Loren Zimmer monitors audio levels during a recent rehearsal for the 2018 Fall tour(Photo credit/Master Sgt. Brandon R Chaney/released

The trombone section during rehearsal for the 2018 Fall Tour

The trombone section during rehearsal for the 2018 Fall Tour (Photo credit/Master Sgt. Brandon Chaney)

Staff Arranger Master Sgt. John Bliss overlooks a score to one of his arrangements during a rehearsal for the Fall 2019 tour

Staff Arranger Master Sgt. John Bliss overlooks a score to one of his arrangements during a rehearsal for the Fall 2019 tour (Photo credit/Master Sgt. Brandon R Chaney/released)

Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling --

The Concert Band and Singing Sergeants are traveling through New Mexico and Texas on their 2018 Fall Tour Oct. 16-27.

For the Band's commander, Col. Larry H. Lang, this is his final concert tour and a homecoming all in one. Lang grew up in El Paso, Texas, and he attended college at New Mexico State University.

This tour is also special for other members of the Band who are either from Texas or attended schools in Texas. On the fourth evening performance, the Band will be hosted by the Band's former commander and conductor, Colonel (ret.) Lowell E. Graham.

Musical highlights will feature soloists who attended schools in Texas, including Senior Master Sgt. Blake Arrington, who attended the University of North Texas in Denton, Texas. 

"It's exciting to be able to return to an area where I spent so much time as a student and teacher," Arrington said. "I can't wait to perform this extremely difficult concerto on the stage at UNT where I spent so many hours in rehearsals, concerts and recording sessions."

Other featured soloists include the trombone section from the concert band, and the Singing Sergeants who will perform a number of featured a cappella selections.

Concerts are free and open to the public, and tickets are required at most venues. All vacant seats are released to non-ticket holders 15 minutes before show time, so you can still see us even if you aren’t able to get tickets.

We look forward to seeing you at one of our concerts!

The Concert Band and Singing Sergeants will perform at the following venues:

Tuesday, Oct. 16 at 7 p.m.
Duane W. Smith Auditorium
1300 Diamond Dr.
Los Alamos, NM 87544
- For more info, call: (505) 662-9000

Wednesday, Oct. 17 at 7 p.m.
V. Sue Cleveland High School
Concert Hall
4800 Laban Rd. NE
Rio Rancho, NM 87144
- Click here for free tickets
- For more info, call: (505) 962-1354

Thursday, Oct. 18 at 7:30 p.m.
Pearson Auditorium
New Mexico Military Institute
101 W. College Blvd.
Roswell, NM 88201
- Click here for free tickets
- For more info, call: (575) 624-8442

Friday, Oct. 19 at 7:30 p.m.
Magoffin Auditorium
The University of Texas at El Paso
500 W. University Ave.
El Paso, TX 79968
- Click here for free tickets
- For more info, call: (915) 747-5606

Saturday, Oct. 20 at 7 p.m.
Karen D. Young Memorial Auditorium
801 Houston St.
Van Horn, TX 79855
- Click here for free tickets.
- For more info, call: (432) 283-2245

Sunday, Oct. 21 at 3 p.m.
Wagner Noël Performing Arts Center
1310 N. FM 1788
Midland, TX 79707
- Free tickets available at
https://www.wagnernoel.com

Tuesday, Oct. 23 at 7:30 p.m.
Llano High School Auditorium
2509 TX-16
Llano, TX 78643
Click here for free tickets
- For more info, call: (325) 248-2200


Wednesday, Oct. 24 at 7:30 p.m.
Jones Concert Hall
Baylor University
110 Baylor Ave.
Waco, TX 76706
- Free tickets available for pick up at the
Jones Concert Hall Lobby, Mon-Fri, 8:30-4:30
- For more info, call: (254) 710-3571


Thursday, Oct. 25 at 7:30 p.m.
Murchison Performing Arts Center
University of North Texas
2100 N. Interstate 35E
Denton, TX 76201
- For free tickets, call: (940) 565-3737

Friday, Oct. 26 at 7 p.m.
I.M. Terrell Academy Auditorium
1411 I.M. Terrell Circle
Ft. Worth, TX 76102
Click here for free tickets
- For more info, call: (817) 814-2620


Saturday, Oct. 27 at 7 p.m.
Allen ISD Performing Arts Center
300 Rivercrest Blvd.
Allen, TX 75002
- Free tickets available at www.allenpac.org.
- For more info, email pac@allenisd.org