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Free Army Band Concert Kicks Off July 4 Weekend

fourth of july 4Sedona AZ (June 25, 2015) – Put on your best Red, White and Blue and come on out to enjoy “Arizona’s Own” 108th Army Band, Arizona Army National Guard, on Friday, July 3, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at Canyon Breeze Plaza, 300 North State Route 89A, in uptown. This Independence Day weekend concert is free to all.

The 108th Army Band is a 30 piece musical group brought together by a shared love of music and a desire to serve our great country. It performs a mixture of the traditional and the contemporary, from the thrill of a rousing military march to the lilt of folk tunes or to the driving beat of today’s rock.

Citizen soldiers within Arizona’s Army National Guard are based at the Papago Park Military Reservation in Phoenix. The 108th Army Band players hold full-time professions as musicians, teachers, students, computer programmers, prison guards, small business owners, and construction and postal service workers. In addition to its traditional concert and ceremonial band instrumentation, members of the band also perform regularly in smaller jazz, rock, popular, worship, Dixieland, brass and woodwind ensembles.

veterans 2014

We thank you for your service!

Enjoy Sedona’s Fourth of July weekend kick-off as the 108th Army Band performs national favorites God Bless America, America the Beautiful, Lee Greenwood’s Proud To Be An American and Toby Keith’s American Soldier, and many more.

Let us join together to salute our United States of America, past and present and future, and the sacrifices by all for one to preserve our great nation’s individual and collective liberties, rights and independence.

This stirring concert is coordinated by the Sedona Main Street Program for Sedona visitors and residents. Please come out to enjoy, sing together and applaud these dedicated men and women.

Free parking is available in uptown, nearby at Sinagua Plaza, along the roadway of North State Route 89A, in the Sedona Public Parking Lot at 260 Schnebly Road, and in other designated public parking lots. Just follow the free public parking signs.

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  1. Bertha May says:

    How about seats? Do we bring chairs?

  2. Wesley Chase says:

    see you there & we’ll bring chairs just in case

  3. Wear Red white blue and put on your dancing shoes & party American style

  4. might try & come if weather & traffic OK

  5. Dave, VOC says:

    The choices we make reveal our true character. Take a minute and watch this Guinness Beer commercial that even Budweiser can’t beat.


  6. In the Village on July 4 join the party. And everyone should check your local HOAs because many are celebrating with neighborhood picnics on July 4 or 5.

    Happy Fourth of July ! Value your freedom ! Be sure to thank a vet and service member for protecting those rights !

    Be proud Americans!

  7. Keith says:

    We better start appreciating what we have.

  8. That video was an eye opener – – Pay CLOSE attention to the last 20 seconds! and it is not a joke…… – –

  9. Heads Up says:

    Excellent video @A french Message to America @Liz Ballard, Glendale, AZ.
    All should watch, especially Sedona City Council.

  10. Sedona 4×4 Trails Map Now Available – The City of Sedona has produced a brochure, Sedona 4×4 Trails Map, that provides all-terrain vehicle users with helpful information and a map of the Sedona area 4×4 trails.

    Visit http://www.SedonaAZ.gov under “News & Updates” to view the brochure.

  11. The City of Sedona and Diamond Resorts International are proud to present the 4th Annual Fourth of July laser light show and concert. This year, come spend the day with us and have time to drive to your favorite fireworks show that night. Enjoy a picnic on the cool grass and a free live concert, surrounded by the spectacular red rocks. The event takes place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on the baseball field at Sedona Red Rock High School, 995 Upper Red Rock Loop Road.

    Spectators are allowed onto the field at 10 a.m. to set up blankets and chairs. Festivities include music by the Mike Reeves Band, a tented cooling area, and fun water games for the kids. Food vendors include Jersey J’s Food Truck, Red Rock BBQ, Local Juicery, and Close Shave Corral snow cones. Dogs and alcohol are not permitted at this event.

    A patriotic laser light show begins at the top of each hour (11 a.m., 12 p.m., and 1 p.m.) in the Sedona Performing Arts Center, also located at the high school. Each show lasts 15 minutes and includes a video, laser effects and patriotic music. No food, drinks or wet clothing are allowed inside. Free tickets will be given at the door to monitor the attendance limit of 750 people for each showing.

    Parking is available at the high school and across the street on Cultural Park Place. In addition to signage, Sedona police officers will be onsite to direct traffic.

    The Sedona Parks and Recreation Department is pleased to offer this event to the community and thanks Diamond Resorts International for their generous donation that makes it possible. Thank you also to Summit Life for the KidsLIFE Wet-n-Wild play area.

    For more information, please contact the Sedona Parks and Recreation Department at (928) 282-7098 or visit http://www.SedonaAZ.gov/Parks.

  12. As a veteran, this “youtube” gave me goose bumps from head to toe and a tear in my eye.

    The choices we make reveal our true character. Take a minute and watch this Guinness Beer commercial that even Budweiser can’t beat.


    Gary Chamberlain
    Chu Lai Vietnam 1967

  13. How I remember it,

    Unless you have ever served your country overseas, you will never fully appreciate the price our military pay for those that get to stay at home, in the comforts of their home, community and country.

    Those that have never served their country, especially in a combat role, have the luxury of “life is good” while those that serve give their life or leave some of their flesh in some other country.

    I remember the joy and comfort of leaving Vietnam, the hospital in Japan where I was treated for several weeks and landing at Fort Lewis, WA ….. I was home and safe but I never forget those before me or after me who weren’t so lucky.

    I’m fairly sure that many other soldiers have experienced the same thing, they have their own story to tell.

    In my mind, “Every” day is Veteran’s day or a day to thank those that serve our country and make sacrifices for us all. Even though I’m a veteran, I always that our veterans and active duty soldiers for their service.

    Gary Chamberlain
    Chu Lai Vietnam 1967

  14. Happy 4th of July from California fans!

  15. here’s a special one that I got today from email friend Jo , check it out

    “Ragged Old Flag”:

  16. Sedona David says:

    Pearl Harbor: This is what takes place after the tourists have
    gone for the day. This is something many people may not


  17. The second stanza of the STAR SPANGLE BANNER …most people have never heard.

    Go to this link: http://www.ijreview.com/2014/06/147638-marine-stuns-crowd-soaring-star-spangled-banner-lyrics-americans-never-heard/

    Long may she wave over the land of the free and the home of the brave. It’s time we all remembered why being an American is something to be proud to be and fight to protect. There’s no other place like it on earth.

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