On Friday afternoon, Oct. 6, 13 members of the 1st Marine Division Band, in honor of
Fleet Week, performed at the Argonne Elementary School playground.
About 300 people attended the show, which included an atypical selection of modern
songs, including a well-received arrangement of George Michael’s “Careless Whisper,”
along with classic marching band favorites.
Fleet Week director Ray Siotto, who made the Richmond District event possible,
commented how much the Marines love to play for kids and that this was the biggest
neighborhood band turnout of the day.
Marine Gary Robison, conductor for the 1st Marine Division Band, stated that due to
such a great turnout that they would favor returning next year.
After the performance at Argonne, the band was treated to burgers and milkshakes at
Joe’s Ice Cream on Geary Boulevard.