• The churches of San Antonio were the heart of the Spanish colonal mission communities.

    San Antonio Missions

    National Historical Park Texas

Music Under the Stars 2013

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Date: May 9, 2013
Contact: Susan Chandoha, (210)922-3218
Contact: Remley, (210)534-9933

Music Under the Stars

San Antonio Missions National Historical Park, Los Compadres, and USAA sponsor "Music Under the Stars" on Friday, May 17, 2013 at 7:30 p.m. on the grounds of Mission San José.  This annual concert, now in its 15th year, continues to grow in popularity every year. Mission San José provides a magnificent setting for a free musical evening. Pack your lawn chairs, blankets and a picnic and come enjoy a family "pops" concert at this San Antonio treasure known as the "Queen of the Missions." 

A variety of musical selections appealing to the whole family will be performed by the USAA Concert Band, Chorus, and Jazz Band under the direction of Alan Sierichs. Representing all areas of the financial services and insurance association, these employees and retirees volunteer their time and talents at San Antonio area events throughout the year. 

Concertgoer's are asked to bring blankets or lawn chairs for their listening comfort. Picnic baskets are welcomed as there are limited refreshments available for purchase. Ample parking with on-site security is available at Roosevelt Avenue and New Napier Avenue.  

Los Compadres is the official Friends' group to the San Antonio Missions National Historical Park. Los Compadres has raised more than four million dollars for the preservation, rehabilitation, development and education projects at the missions. USAA is a founding member of Los Compadres and has provided support to the organization since its inception in 1983. That support includes assistance from volunteers as well as financial support from USAA and The USAA Foundation.             

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Did You Know?

Ruins of a home at Mission Espada

that Spanish missions were not churches? They were Indian towns, with the church as the focus, where, in the 1700s, the native people were learning to become Spanish citizens. In order to become a citizen, they had to be Catholic; that is why the King of Spain sent missionaries to acculturate them.