Flaco Guapo Media
written by Mikaela Oliver, ASU Intern

The United States Air Force Band of the West took over the Bill Aylor Sr. Memorial River Stage on Saturday, July 3 to celebrate Independence Day.

Hundreds of people gathered to watch the performance, enjoy food from the vendors present, and spend time with family and friends.

Maj. Dustin Doyle, United States Air Force Band of the West commander and conductor, led the Band through patriotic songs, as well as some classic Disney hits.

The performances included’ Remember Me’ from Coco, ‘Circle of Life’ from The Lion King, and ‘This Flag.’

    “… this flag, a picture painted in the wind. Blowing through each generation never giving in. This flag stands for more than just one thing. It stands for life and liberty. It stands for everything, this flag. It’s strong in the face of danger, though some choose to burn it down. All of the ashes fly. No, I won't cry cause it all comes back around. So, what it really means to be free is what’s in your heart. So they can tear it all down to the ground, but that will never tear us apart. This flag…. “

Other musicians present included: The San Angelo Community Band, Mariachi Alma Mexicana, and the West Texas Jazz Orchestra.

The music came to an end with a firework show that lit up the night sky of downtown San Angelo.