The mighty American Legion Band of the Tonawandas is bringing out the heavy artillery for Veterans Day.
The 85-piece ensemble, 20-time winner of the national championship, is joining forces with a dynamic trio, the American Bombshells. The Bombshells, based in New York City, are what would have been called "girl singers" in the 1940s. Their style is a modern take on the Andrews Sisters. Singing in three-part harmony, they travel the world to entertain troops and veterans.
Several Andrews Sisters arrangements are on the program. Among them are "Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy," "Bei Mir Bist Du Schoen," and Irving Berlin's "Alexander's Ragtime Band." The Bombshells will also sing other numbers such as "Twentiana," "Salute To The Armed Forces" and "God Bless the U.S.A."
The concert takes place at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 12 in the Riviera Theatre (67 Webster St., North Tonawanda). Arrive by 7 p.m., and you can enjoy a patriotic pre-concert organ performance on the theater's historic Mighty Wurlitzer.
Tickets are $25. Visit rivieratheatre.org, or call 692-2413.