So, what’s so great about our dinner and hangar dance?
The San Marcos Centex Wing of the Commemorative Air Force is located in the only WWII aircraft hangar left standing on the old Edward Gary Army Training Base in operation during WWII.
For visitors to enjoy in the hangar-a PX, Museum, Officer’s Club, Library and a hangar full of WWII aircraft all of which are still in flying condition. The Yellow Rose B-25 and one of only two flying P-39s in the world are among them. Others include a T-6, a U-3, a C-45, an L-5 and a BT-13 project.
The airplanes are pulled out of the hangar to make room for the dance inside but are available on static display for the many visitors attending the evening’s event. Many guests (most in WWII era attire, both military and civilian) enjoy having their photograph taken in front of the nose art of the Yellow Rose B-25 bomber beautifully spotlighted in front of the big hangar.
Most years now, Dick’s Classic Garage brings his wonderfully restored cars out for guests to enjoy. With nose art and antique cars – photo opps!!
Live Big Band – Without question (or argument) the Sentimental Journey Orchestra of Kerrville, Texas conducted by Ted Conerly is the most authentic WWII era Swing Orchestra sound in Texas and surrounding. Dressed in WWII attire the group is a 21-piece orchestra that performs a repertoire of the big bands’ greatest hits. They have performed for former President George Bush, to sold-out crowds throughout Texas, have been featured in Texas Highways Magazine and have been called, “the best thing to come out of the Hill Country” by the San Antonio Express News.
The evening will also include a dance contest along with some of the best catered BBQ in Central Texas. Lots of refreshing beverages on hand . . . Beer, wine and cocktails available.
Held on each Veterans Day weekend, we celebrate and remember all the brave men and women who gave us our freedom.
Our hangar dance promises to bring to our guests an absolutely authentic as possible WWII USO Dance experience!