Pictures from over the years with more being added regularly. Enjoy!
Shreveport Metropolitan Concert Band's outdoor concert at LSUS on October 23, 2013 as reported by Reporter Chris Rebouche
BARKSDALE AIRFORCE BASE
SMCB performs at Barksdale during 4th of July holiday
by Senior Airman Alexandra M. Boutte2d Bomb Wing 7/8/2010 - BARKSDALE AIR FORCE BASE, La.
Members of the Barksdale community came out to listen to the Shreveport Metropolitan Concert Band July 3 at Hoban Hall.More than 300 people attended the hour - and - a- half concert, which included many hymnals such as "America the Beautiful," "The Saints Go Marching In" and "Stars and Stripes Forever."The band was established in 1984 and is the oldest, continuously operated community band in Shreveport. There are more than 70 members, ranging in ages from 16 years old to more than 80 years old."The majority of the people who attend the event are retirees," said retired Col. Steve dePyssler, Retirees Activities Office director.Each year, the retiree office donates mini American flags to give out to all attendees."We ran out of the little flags," said Colonel dePyssler. "We instead handed out larger flags--we gave out well over 300 flags.""We wanted to put on a show for our active duty and retiree populace," said Alan Swilley, SMCB director. "It is just a slight payback for all the work they have done for us.This year marked the band's 25th anniversary and has been performing at Barksdale for the past 14 years."We appreciate Barksdale and what they do for us and the nation," said Mr. Swilley.Mr. Swilley and the concert band will be back to Barksdale next year to perform during the 4th of July holiday once again.
BARKSDALE AIR FORCE BASE, La. – Lee Clegg, stands up and waves the American flag during the United States Coast Guard’s song as the Shreveport Metropolitan Concert Band plays July 3 at Hoban Hall. Mr. Clegg stands up in remembrance of his son who served in the Coast Guard and lost his life in the line of duty 21 years ago. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Alexandra M. Boutte) (RELEASED)
BARKSDALE AIR FORCE BASE, La. – More than 300 Barksdale community members stand and place their hand over their heart as the Shreveport Metropolitan Concert Band plays the National Anthem. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Alexandra M. Boutte) (RELEASED)
BARKSDALE AIR FORCE BASE, La. – Greg Morrison, Shreveport Metropolitan Concert Band trumpet player, plays “Victory at Sea” during their performance at Hoban Hall July 3. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Alexandra M. Boutte) (RELEASED)
Members of the band led by Associate Conductor Ted Beagley playing and instructing a group of homeschoolers at Trinity Baptist Church, Shreveport on March 18, 2019. A great time had by all!!!