Army band to perform at Summerfest tentLONG BEACH - The 133rd Army Band of the Washington Army National Guard, under the command of First Sergeant Rebecca Sharrett, will perform in downtown Long Beach on Saturday, July 2, from 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.

"Washington My Home" is the theme of this year's concert tour. They will be featuring music reflecting Washington State's history, including selections celebrating the Lewis and Clark Expedition. Also featured are pieces composed by fellow Washingtonians, such as "The Ventures" Robert Storms, and very famous alum of the 133rd Band, Quincy Jones.

The concert band performs pieces depicting our state's history, traditional marches, popular tunes, and patriotic music. The Jazz Patriots' uplifting swing, blues, and Latin repertoire is always a hit. The four piece string group, "Boot Strings" will keep your foot tapping while their top-40 group, "Northwest Breeze" adds a bit of funk and soul, and inspirational selections from their men's acapella quartet, "The Minutemen" round out the performance. To leave you on a high note, all groups come together once more in a rousing patriotic finale.

The 133rd Army Band is a reserve component unit located at Camp Murray, Tacoma, and is comprised of 30 part-time military musicians. Typically the band meets one weekend per month and performs a two-week concert tour around the state during the summer. Members of the band range in age from late teens to late fifties. Members work in a wide spectrum of jobs; from music educators to accountants, while others are full-time students. Some joined while still in high schools, others are former active duty members from all services.

As an Army Band, the 133rd performs numerous military-related jobs. In early 2005, the 133rd had the privilege of playing for all of the welcome home ceremonies for the 81st Brigade, who were deployed to Iraq for over a year. Most recently, the trombone quartet, "Just 4 Bonz" had the honor of playing at the State Capitol for the House and Senate, and the Concert Band performed the National Anthem for the 2005 Inaugural Ball for of Governor Christine Gregoire.

The133rd Army Band's commitment towards quality musicians, dedicated service, and national pride provides a growing relationship between the Washington National Guard and the citizens of our great country.

Saturday market is bigger than everPORT of ILWACO - This Saturday, July 2, come enjoy the largest market in the history of the Saturday Market, with more vendors than ever before.

New vendors include: Raphael's Artist Mastery; hand tooled and painted leather, Stained Glass Designs; stained, melted and molded glass, Garden art, custom bricks and stepping-stones and novelty items.

Other regular vendors include: Watercolor by Carol Couch, nationally acclaimed wildlife artist Jeanne Warren, custom created Adirondack chairs by Harriet Cavelli and Lance our "metal sculpture master."

In addition, there are "brain teasers," a silversmith, jewelry for folks and their pets, doggy treats, plants and planters, cedar garden "sculpture," steel images, soaps, lotions and potions. Kettle corn is always a favorite.

Throughout the evening, there will be vendors of food, crafts and Independence Day novelty items.

The "Feel the Thunder Festival and Fireworks Display" will be an adventurous, fun and safe outing for the whole family. So come join the fun. For information or a booth call Sharon at 642-3495

'Singing postmaster' to sing at VespersOYSTERVILLE - KC Killingsworth, known locally as "the singing postmaster" will head up the music portion of Sunday's 3 p.m. Vesper Service at the historic Oysterville Church. The service will be conducted by Pastor Eleazar Rivera-Garcia of the Ocean Park Methodist Church.

KC, along with brothers Monte and Sean, are celebrating their 12th year as Vespers performers and, as in most years past, they will be accompanied by other members of their family, including Josh Killingsworth (son of KC), who has had formal training in both vocal jazz and classical music. Ten-year-old Maya, Monte's daughter, who has joined the family performance as a singer in past years, will make her harp debut Sunday.

"Last year dad joined us," KC said. "We never really know until the day arrives who will be on stage with us. But I'm pretty sure that Eva, my just-turned-one-year-old granddaughter will wait at least another year before making her debut."

Brothers Monte and KC formed a duo in the late 1970s and performed professionally in clubs and colleges throughout the Northwest. Sean joined later, after having sung in a blues band in the Portland area. The brothers have one album to their credit, "One Voice," released in 1993.

KC served as postmaster in Oysterville from 1993 to 2002 and then in Long Beach for another year and a half. He is still with the Postal Service, working part time in Sublimity Oregon. He and his wife, Cynthia, moved to the Salem area in late 2003 when KC was accepted into the graduate program at Reed College. He is working toward a Master of Arts in Liberal Studies there.

The summer Vespers service in Oysterville are ecumenical and are conducted by a different minister each Sunday. Music is provided by both local and visiting musicians who, like the ministers, volunteer their time and talents. The collection each Sunday goes to the Oysterville Restoration Foundation to assist with upkeep and maintenance of the 113-year-old church building.

The public is invited to attend and encouraged to "come as you are."

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