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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

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The Air National Guard Band of the Midwest extends best wishes to our Enlisted Manager, Senior Master Sergeant Gregory Koger, who on Saturday, March 2, 2019 served his final day in uniform as he prepares to retire from military service. Saturday marked the culmination of over 41 years of service for Sergeant Koger. Family, friends, retirees and current unit members gathered together for a special final formation honoring Sergeant Koger’s service and sacrifice over the last four decades. 182d Airlift Wing Commander Colonel Daniel R McDonough awarded Sergeant Koger the Meritorious Service Medal shortly before he “crossed the line” into retirement. Congratulations, and best of luck in your retirement, Sergeant Koger!
Members from the Air National Guard Band of the Midwest and 144th Army Band formed the Illinois National Guard Band in support of the Illinois Gubernatorial Inauguration in Springfield, IL on January 14, 2019. The Joint Force effort supported the peaceful transition of power as J.B. Pritzker took the oath of office as the 43rd Governor of Illinois and Commander in Chief of the Illinois National Guard.
Today, we had the privilege of supporting the University of Michigan vs. Air Force Academy basketball game with the playing of the National Anthem. As the Band of the Midwest, we are honored to support the Michigan Air National Guard and the University of Michigan’s Air Force ROTC. #alwaysonmission
Announcing Piano auditions for the Air National Guard Band of the Midwest! For more information, contact auditions.ang.botm@outlook.com
Announcing Percussion auditions for the Air National Guard Band of the Midwest! For more information, contact auditions.ang.botm@outlook.com
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!
Thank you to everybody who came to hang out with us at Toshimaen Park! Pacific Trends had a great time dancing with… https://t.co/wrbQaTtmy6
Today we try on some different boots for #MusicMonday and take the Delorean back to Country Music yesteryear where… https://t.co/SPXreJSflo
SSgt Andrew Clemenson lays the smackdown on some drums alongside his thought bubble rhythm section for a special, l… https://t.co/PNPA2wyiJH
Recently, "Pacific Trends" had the opportunity to perform for an annual #SakuraFest in Hinode. Please enjoy this qu… https://t.co/GaXyxYwHZ3
“Hana Hou” very much enjoyed #LIMA2019! Thank you, Malaysia, for hosting us! #buildingpartnershipshttps://t.co/apNcdEbUNl
SrA Somerville and SrA Wright bringing the tradition of #bluegrass to #MusicMonday on behalf of @USFJ_J and… https://t.co/QBGWol3XiM
Today, Pacific Trends had the opportunity to share their #music at the annual #SakuraFestival held in Hinode, Japan… https://t.co/KnikRwoPYZ
@USForcesJapan Maayyyyybe...stay tuned!! 😊
RT @PACAF: .@USAFBandPacific #Airmen get toes tapping and hands clapping during #LIMA19. @usairforce @INDOPACOM https://t.co/raQSGBkLMo htt…
SrA Derek Newbold improvising a soothing sax lullaby along to the subtle accompaniment of SrA Clifton Wright and S… https://t.co/qCsfx8QKMn
We are honored to have been invited to perform at #LIMA19! Thank you @usembassykl for your support of our events th… https://t.co/XR6psNyuEB
Spring is in the air! Come celebrate the #Sakura Fest with Pacific Trends, @USFJ and @374AirliftWing at the Yokota… https://t.co/Y49wcUILS2
Thank you ambassador @CurtisSChin! Proud to support the #MilkenInstitute at the @usembassytokyo! #music https://t.co/EnLFQ6GB9y
“Hana Hou” had a great time supporting the first 3 days of #LIMA2019! We’re grateful to have partnered with… https://t.co/UT8Bw7bjlW
Honored to be a part of such an amazing team! #OpeningDay2019 #MLB #alliance 🇺🇸🇯🇵 https://t.co/nFOQlhd5Vf
We hope this video featuring SrA Clifton Wright helps get you out of your Monday "funk"! #musicmonday https://t.co/BSJFEgqo2z
Recently, Pacific Trends from @374AirliftWing travelled to Bangalore, India to support the U.S. Embassy India with… https://t.co/PecmQ9Cw2J
Pacific Showcase travelled to Kyotango City to support the Japan Ministry of Defense 3rd Annual joint concert betwe… https://t.co/vPKqRxUnaO
Today, members from our Saxophone Quartet and “Final Approach” had the opportunity to cross language barriers with… https://t.co/cYKq0dsXhr

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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