Jim Schwobel in Normandy

Jim Schwobel in Normandy with  the University of Texas Alumni band​ in the official D-Day celebrations

​For those of you who haven’t heard, fellow Petanque player Jim Schwobel is in Normandy, France as part of the University of Texas Alumni band who are playing in the official D-Day celebrations.

To be selected to play in those celebrations is a terrific honor for the University of Texas and the Alumni Band.  The Alumni Band has been working for over three years to participate in the D-Day events.

Following the D-Day celebrations, the band is also trying to arrange a concert for the people of Paris in front of the Notre Dame cathedral.

Our congratulations go to Jim Schwobel and the entire UT Alumni band.  I’m sure he will have some great stories to share when he returns to the hangar.