Another year done and the annual Bands 4 Band Music Festival brought incredible musical talent to Yett Memorial Park in Blanco. Grupo Fantasma, Lannaya West African Drum & Dance Ensemble, The Jitterbug Vipers, Patrice Pike, Hunter Hendrickson, Allen Ray & Southern Comfort, and local favorites Bobby Mack and Zydeco Blanco provided the festival attendees with a wide variety of musical styles and experiences.
The Grammy Award winning Grupo Fantasma was incredible with energetic Latin music and an amazing horn section. Members of the group joined the Blanco Panther Band in their rendition of the classic El Cumbancheiro – with the Grupo Fantasma members taking their places within the appropriate section of the band. Some of the members of Grupo Fantasma also work as assistant band directors and percussion instructors and were very impressed by the event as a whole. “This is a really amazing thing you all are doing for your kids and your town. What a great event!” said the lead singer for Grupo, Jose Galeano.
“Although the turn-out for this year’s festival was lower than we hoped for and expected, the fact that we continue to host an Annual Event is important. We had an amazing day! Our kids and parents worked so hard and made the festival something that we can all feel very proud about.”. Libbey Aly of the Blanco Band Boosters.