People of Modesto, I'm ashamed of you. You complain about the high prices of a production at Gallo Center for the Arts, but don't turn out for a terrific free concert at Downey High. Modesto Sister Cities International hosted the Bridgestone Brass Band from Kurume, Japan, to celebrate the 15-year relationship between our two cities. It is the No. 1 brass band of Japan. They played big band and jazz selections and were great. The auditorium was maybe half full, and that included a busload of Canadians from our sister city in Vernon, British Columbia, who also were in town for a sister cities event. It is an embarrassment to me that people can come halfway around the world to entertain us and we can't go across town to show up for the performance.