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USAF July 4th Special


Printable Media Release

SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS: June 24, 2020
KLRN Public Television and the United States Air Force Band of the West are proud to celebrate the 4th of July with an extraordinary broadcast event filled with music and special messages from San Antonio Mayor Ron Nirenberg and commanders from Joint Base San Antonio.

USAF Band of the West – A 4th of July Celebration is a one-hour broadcast event featuring seven bands from the USAF Band of the West. Tune-in to hear military ensembles performing patriotic music such as:
"America the Beautiful"
"American Saturday Night"
"National Emblem”
"American Patrol"
"Amazing Grace"
"Those Magnificent Men and Their Flying Machines"
"Bless the Broken Road"
"The Stars & Stripes Forever"

Performances by: Concert Band, Ceremonial Marching Band, Dimensions in Blue, Top Flight, Nightwatch, Freedom Brass, and Velocity.

"The USAF Band of the West is proud to present this Fourth of July celebration. We miss getting out and connecting with our audiences in person, but we are thrilled to team with KLRN to bring this broadcast into the homes of our community so we can celebrate our nation's 244th birthday together!" - Major Dustin Doyle, Commander, USAF Band of the West.

“All of us at KLRN are proud to broadcast this program saluting San Antonio’s military community. Since many in-person events are cancelled, we feel it important to provide a celebratory and patriotic event for everyone to enjoy,” said Arthur Emerson, President and CEO of KLRN.

USAF Band of the West – A 4th of July Celebration will broadcast at 8:30PM on Saturday, July 4.
The performance will also be streamed simultaneously on Facebook and on YouTube.


KLRN is the Emmy-Award winning public television station for South Central Texas broadcasting to a 33-county radius from Laredo, through San Antonio and up to Hill Country. The mission of KLRN is to open a world of lifelong learning through trustworthy and enriching programs on-air, online and in our community. Through four broadcast channels, community screening events and discussions, and a robust educational department that reaches children, families and teachers, KLRN is committed to being a community entity that informs, entertains and inspires our diverse and growing communities. Learn more at

ABOUT USAF Band of the West
The USAF Band of the West is a musical organization with an outstanding record of achievement. The Airmen assigned to the band are highly-trained professional musicians who have dedicated themselves to serving their country through music.The USAF Band of the West has performed for presidents, heads of state, and dignitaries from around the world earning an outstanding reputation among America's military bands. Learn more at