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  • Community Big Band
  • The Riff Runners
  • Free Admission

The best things in life truly are free, just like this upcoming performance. It is a big gift to the residents of Angelina County and all of East Texas.

Experiencing music live is always the best feeling, and our community big band does not disappoint. East Texas favorite 'The Riff Runners' big band is moving up to the Temple Theater on the Angelina College campus in Lufkin for their next big performance.

Big band sounds will fill the theater on November 10, 2023 at 7:30 PM. This fall concert is something you can share with the entire family.

Skip The Ticket Line And Walk Right Into Big Band Entertainment

Don't worry about trying to find a box office or getting enough tickets for your group. Just show up, walk right in, and find a seat to hold on to. This is all about supporting the arts in your community.

Hear Old Favorites and New Arrangements From The Riff Runners

If you have been to one of these performances before, you might think you know what to expect. When band leader Dixion Shanks is on stage, I wouldn't be so sure.

He might just surprise you with a current Bruno Mars hit, or a blast from the past from Chicago or the Beatles.

Meet The Riff Runners Community Band Members 

Band Leader: Dixon Shanks

Saxophone: Jimmy Simmons (Lead Alto), Michael Parrish (2nd Alto), Scott Floyd (1st Tenor), John Cavanaugh (Tenor), Beth Girardi (Baritone)

Trombones: Steve Cox (Lead), Ken Barnes (2nd), Robert Shanks (3rd), Jimmy Battle (4th)

Trumpets: Chris Cemak (Lead), Steven Brown (2nd), Ricky Gay (3rd), Dwayne Forsythe (4th)

Rhythm Section: Eric Chinn (Keys), Gino Morgan (Bass), Marshall Hance (Guitar), Mark Saldana (Drums)

Guest Pianist: Becky Compton

Guest Guitarist: Sidney Shanks

Backup Vocals: Debi Shanks, Brian Compton, Anya Lundberg

Sound/Lights: Sid Shanks

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