Rancho Los Cerritos Historic Site To Host Free Concert Sunday


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The Rancho Los Cerritos Historic Site will host a free concert Sunday in commemoration of its transfer from the Bixby family to the City of Long Beach in 1955, event organizers announced.

The event will feature a performance by the Band of the California Battalion—an authentic recreation of a Civil War-era Union Army band that will perform on period instruments designed by Adolph Sax.

The group will be led by Gary Thomas Scott, dean of the School of Creative Arts and Applied Sciences at Long Beach City College, officials said.

Guests will be able to arrive at 4:30PM; music runs from 5:30PM to 7:00PM.

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Stephanie Rivera is the immigration and diversity reporter for the Long Beach Post. Growing up as one of six kids in the working-class immigrant suburb of South Gate, she was taught the importance of civic engagement and to show compassion for others. After graduating from CSULB with a degree in journalism, Stephanie worked for Patch Latino and City News Service before coming to the Long Beach Post in 2015. An avid Harry Potter fan, Stephanie now lives in Bixby Knolls with her boyfriend and their bearded dragon, Austin.