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  • The Riff Runners
  • Community Big Band
  • Final Show Of The Season
  • Admission Is Free

If you are a fan of live music of any kind, you don't want to miss the final performance of the season for East Texas favorite 'The Riff Runners'. Big band sound will infiltrate Hudgins Hall at Angelina College in Lufkin on May 5, 2023 at 7:30 PM.

The Riff Runners are wrapping up another successful season of high-energy entertainment.  Admission is always free to see our community's big band, and good vibes are what the show is all about.

You won't have to worry about finding a box office or ticket prices, as you just walk right in and enjoy the show. Being there to support the arts in Lufkin, Texas is the best thing that you can do for your community band.

Dixon Shanks Uses Big Band Music To Promote Angelina College 

This community band was started by Dixon Shanks. I have known Dixon for over 20 years, and every performance I have ever seen is musical gold.

There will be a wide variety of music, and I really think the shows appeal to all ages. If you are a music lover, you will find a lot to love at one of these performances.

There are a ton of people involved with the band. Dixon's own wife, Debi Shanks, is even performing during the shows on vocals.

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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