Star-date 27 OCT 2012-Roswell, NM, Planet Earth, Alpha Centauri System
They arrived. A ’band’ of 20, men and women. Carrying strange instruments and luggage. They swiftly departed their rolling craft and entered the temporary domicile (aka ‘hotel’). Some members emerged from the ‘hotel’ and ran away. Others hid behind closed doors, creating all kinds of noise – from low drones to screaming high pitches. Clearly these are creatures of a different sort.
I have been a big fan of sci-fi for most of my life. This is not my first visit to Roswell. I’ve toured here before with the Concert Band, but this is the first time the Commodores have performed in Roswell in at least 22 years. It was fun to observe everyone’s first impression as we entered town. Most of the band was seeing all of the alien shops and the UFO museum for the first time.
|MU1 William Dunn with the Cadets in Roswell, NM|
The Navy Band has a connection with sci-fi. Former Navy Bandsman Jay Chattaway composed the original Star Trek theme! Add to that all of the ‘out of this world’ talent in the Commodores, and Roswell, New Mexico is the perfect tour stop!