Clovis band to play D-Day anniversary event in Normandy, France

The Fresno BeeMay 30, 2014 

Members of the Clovis Community Band will leave Sunday for Normandy, France, where they will join four other bands for a concert commemorating the 70th anniversary of the D-Day invasion.

Band leader Dan Lindstrom said that 28 of the band's 75 members will leave the Clovis Veterans Memorial Building at 8 a.m. and head to San Francisco for a flight to France.

The band was recommended for the ensemble by one of its guest conductors, Gary Deeter.

Col. Arnald D. Gabriel, a Normandy veteran and the conductor emeritus for the United States Air Force band, will conduct the hundreds of ensemble musicians.

The Clovis Community Band will also play a few shows by itself in England and France.

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