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Mission

Air Force bands support the global Air Force mission in war and peace by preserving national heritage providing professional musical products and services for official military, recruiting and community relations events.

Vision
· We're a team of Air Force professionals building the world's most respected music program. 
· Reaching an increasingly diverse global audience 
· Exploiting state-of-the-art technology 
· Communicating Air Force excellence 

Objectives
 
· Enhance airman morale, esprit de corps, and retention. 
· Inspire patriotism, support Air Force recruiting, and encourage young men and women to serve in the military. 
· Increase public awareness and understanding of the armed forces and the mission, policies, and programs of the Air Force, enhancing public trust and support. 
· Strengthen the reputation of the Air Force as a good neighbor, a respected professional organization charged with part of the responsibility for national security.

Welcome

Performing an exciting and diverse musical repertoire that preserves our national heritage as Americans, the Air National Guard Band of the Midwest instills patriotism, national pride, and esprit de corps. An integral component of the Air Force's Public Affairs Triad, the Band of the Midwest performs a vital role in communicating the message and professionalism of today's United States Air Force and Air National Guard: In the words of General Carl A. Spaatz, the first USAF Chief of Staff, "Public support is as essential to effective air power as industries, airplanes, and airmen," 

Stationed at the Peoria Air National Guard Base and attached to the 182nd Airlift Wing, we serve as musical ambassadors of the Midwest. All of our highly trained musicians are citizen-soldiers, performing with the Air National Guard Band of the Midwest only two days per month, and traveling on a two-week performance tour in the summer. While our primary Area of Responsibility encompasses Illinois, Iowa, Minnesota, and Wisconsin, the Band of the Midwest has also traveled and performed extensively for both civilian and military audiences, to include presidents, nobility, and dignitaries throughout the United States and the world.

Whether you are here to learn about sponsoring a concert performance in your community by one of our fine musical ensembles, or are interested in auditioning for the Air National Guard Band of the Midwest, I encourage you to look at the quality of our program...and even more so, the quality of our people. Enjoy!

Special Announcements

Congratulations to:

Senior NCO of the Year
MSgt Jayme Barnard

NCO of the Year
TSgt Peg Miller

Airman of the Year

Social Media

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If you are in attendance at our July 3 performance at Medford Area Middle School, thank you for taking the time to fill out this short survey! https://goo.gl/forms/wBpavuZvgdTkacJZ2
If you are in attendance at our July 1 performance at the Historic Ironwood Theater, thank you for taking the time to fill out this short survey! https://goo.gl/forms/9cy4BUgb3QziXFK43
Live from the Historic Ironwood Theatre
If you are in attendance at our June 30 performance at the Covington Township Pavilion, thank you for taking the time to fill out this short survey! https://goo.gl/forms/81nkdn1L2SqA9X1D2
If you are in attendance at our June 29 performance at the Ontonagon Theater of Performing Arts, thank you for taking the time to fill out this short survey! https://goo.gl/forms/7KwtueA2mUuPR1Yt1
If you are in attendance at our June 28 performance at the Calumet Theatre, thank you for taking the time to fill out this short survey! https://goo.gl/forms/j6PAWjI9CkYnoKur2
If you are in attendance at our June 27 performance at the 400 Block in Wausau, WI, thank you for taking the time to fill out this short survey! https://goo.gl/forms/hQ39mHz5MHb3S9b93
ANG Band of the Midwest will be LIVE from Wausau today at 6pm, stay tuned!
If you are in attendance at our June 26 performance at the Riverwalk Park in Rhinelander, WI, thank you for taking the time to fill out this short survey! https://goo.gl/forms/el9OCzCeJwOqz5am1
If you are in attendance at our June 25 performance at the Wisconsin Veterans Home Park in King, WI, thank you for taking the time to fill out this short survey! https://goo.gl/forms/PBy38HoMKM2G2Eh42
We are looking forward to touring Northern Wisconsin and the Upper Peninsula of Michigan in just a few weeks! We hope you can join us at one (or more) of our performances!
The Air National Guard Band of the Midwest is recruiting new members! If you know a talented musician looking for an opportunity to serve their country, please share this post with them and have them contact Staff Sergeant Peterson. *re-posted with updated contact info, please share again!
Happy Holidays from the 566th!
The Band of the Midwest, performing for the community of Paxton, Illinois!
Thank you for filling out this short survey about our concert at Paxton-Buckley-Loda High School on Sunday, November 5. https://goo.gl/forms/CShvn42gpYs6Yo7P2
182nd Airlift Wing Family Day.
Jon Stewart sitting in with Permanent Party on drums! Vocals by Technical Sergeant Carrie Gatz
More Permanent Party!
Permanent Party Closes put the Warrior Games closing ceremonies.
Come check out Hana Hou at Bellows Air Force Station to celebrate their centennial! #USAFBands 🏝🏄🏻 https://t.co/ulDvKA2K1b
RT @USAFEBAND: This weekend the USAFE Band helped commemorate the 73rd anniversary of the Halyard Mission in Pranjani, Serbia.... https://t…
RT @USAFRecruiting: After #BMT comes technical training. Curious what that entails? Ask using #AirForceRecruiting or learn more here: https…
RT @GenDaveGoldfein: Had a nice conversation with Lt Col Mark Melin & Capt Zac Penny at the @AF_Academy booth at #ASC17. #LetsFly #GoFalcon
Small Kine played for a group Korean Cadets last night and one of them crashed the stage! #USAFBandshttps://t.co/1acCNW2kBd
RT @PacificCommand: The United States' commitment to the defense of our #IndoAsiaPacific allies is unshakable and ironclad. https://t.co/7K…
RT @PACAF: Today, we celebrate the #Airmen who advance the #AirForce mission to Fly, Fight and Win!#BreakBarriers #AFBday @PacificCommand
Come check us out on your lunch break at Tamarind Park at Bishop Square! #USAFBands #music #livemusic https://t.co/Vfo4JfqHrh
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Congrats to our newly promoted airmen! #USAFBands https://t.co/dw8Z4S7Hdu https://t.co/jdf6X3y1Ez
This is awesome! Keep building great connections @USAFEBAND! #USAFBands https://t.co/5g5tSdHwm0
RT @USAFEBAND: Ukraine's National Presidential Orchestra and The United States Air Forces in Europe (USAFE) Band prepare for... https://t.c…
Calling all #percussion players. @USAFBoMA is looking for you! Check out the #Audition deatails below. #USAFBandshttps://t.co/PrjNPG6b7x
RT @trumpetlandcom: #Job #USA #Trumpet The United States Air Force Band - Band of the West (@AFBandoftheWest) Learn more: https://t.co/0IhB…
RT @PACAF: 2nd annual @usairforce-Bangladesh #Airmen talks increase #interoperability, pave way for future collaboration https://t.co/33v5N…
Calling all #trumpet players! @AFBandoftheWest is having an audition soon. Check out the info below. #USAFBandshttps://t.co/rh9Ulb1khh

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Contact Us

ANG Band of the Midwest
(566th Air Force Band)
2416 S. Falcon Blvd.
Peoria, IL 61607

Phone: (309) 633-5851
Fax: (309) 633-5890
E-mail

182nd Airlift Wing
Executive Staff Officer: 
(309) 633-5534