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Air Force colonel will be guest conductor of Sterling Municipal Band

STERLING – Wednesday’s Sterling Municipal Band concert will feature a special guest conductor: Grammy-award winning retired Col. Lowell E. Graham, commander and conductor of the Air Force Band from 1995 to 2002.

Graham, now director of orchestral activities at the University of Texas at El Paso, has released recordings on six labels that have been recognized in Stereophile’s “Records to Die-For” list and The Absolute Sound’s “The Super Disc List.” One won a Grammy.

He has conducted many ensembles, including the Green Bay Symphony Orchestra, the Virginia Symphony, the Spokane Symphony, and the Mormon Tabernacle Choir.

Graham also has produced projects for American Public Radio and other broadcasting organizations, as well as live telecast and web cast concerts and video productions. He is a frequent guest on radio talk shows and has performed on NBC’s “Today Show” for 5 consecutive years on Independence Day.

The free concert begins at 7:30 p.m. at the Grandon Civic Center downtown. Go to sterlingmunicipalband.com for more information.

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