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The concert band is the largest ensemble within the Air National Guard Band of the Midwest and utilizes the talents of all 46 unit members to represent a vast musical heritage of the United States Air Force. The diverse talent within the group allows excellence in performance to be heard in symphonic literature, marches, patriotic and popular selections. The Concert Band embarks on an annual summer tour throughout the area including Iowa, Illinois, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Michigan, Indiana, Missouri, North Dakota, South Dakota, and Nebraska and also performs every December at the prestigious Midwest Band and Orchestra Convention in Chicago, IL.
Harmony in Blue Jazz Ensemble
Harmony in Blue jazz ensemble -- Carries forth the tradition started by Major Glenn Miller of entertaining both military and civilian audiences alike with jazz, America's art form. Saxophones, trumpets, trombones, and a rhythm section of piano, bass, and drums swing their way through classic dance band tunes as well as modern jazz compositions. Harmony in Blue is sure to get you "In The Mood"!
With crisp military precision, our ceremonial band instills pride and patriotism at parades and military ceremonies. Numerous state and international dignitaries, including governors and presidents, have been among the millions who we have proudly served.
Permanent Party - Rock Band
Permanent Party -- The rock band component of the Air National Guard Band of the Midwest features a five piece horn section and rhythm section and runs the gamut from Chicago style rhythm and blues to classic rock to the alternative sounds of today.
Ice Blue - Protocol Combo
Ice Blue is a small jazz combo suitable for dinner parties. Playing a variety of improvisation based music, this 3 - 5 piece ensemble will provide background sound to make any party more enjoyable.
Even smaller venues can enjoy the excellence of the Air National Guard Band of the Midwest through ensembles such as the Brass Quintet, Saxophone Quartet, Clarinet Quartet, Trombone Quartet, and more. Styles of music spanning 400 years can be adapted to fit each audience and venue.