ANG Band of the South

Air National Guard Band of the South In Action

The Air National Guard Band of the South rocks out at the ANG Command Chief's Barbecue during Focus on the Force Week on Joint Base Andrews, Md., August 4, 2016. Focus on the Force Week is a series of events highlighting the importance of professional development for Airmen at all levels and celebrating the accomplishments of the enlisted corps. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. John Hillier)
The Air National Guard Band of the South rocks out at the ANG Command Chief's Barbecue during Focus on the Force Week on Joint Base Andrews, Md., August 4, 2016. Focus on the Force Week is a series of events highlighting the importance of professional development for Airmen at all levels and celebrating the accomplishments of the enlisted corps. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. John Hillier)
The Air National Guard Band of the South rocks out at the ANG Command Chief's Barbecue during Focus on the Force Week on Joint Base Andrews, Md., August 4, 2016. Focus on the Force Week is a series of events highlighting the importance of professional development for Airmen at all levels and celebrating the accomplishments of the enlisted corps. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. John Hillier)
MCGHEE TYSON AIR NATIONAL GUARD BASE, Tenn. - The Air National Guard's foremost 572nd Air Force Band, or "Band of the South" - its 41 musicians - perform their final practice session at the I.G. Brown Training and Education Center's Wilson Hall here May 28, before they kick off a fresh and tuneful, summer 2014 tour. The Band of the South will appear for nearly a dozen, toe-tapping concerts June 28 through July 4, including Virginia Beach, Va., Charleston Harbor, S.C., and Panama City Beach, Fla. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Master Sgt. Mike R. Smith/Released)
MCGHEE TYSON AIR NATIONAL GUARD BASE, Tenn. - The Air National Guard's foremost 572nd Air Force Band, or "Band of the South" - its 41 musicians - perform their final practice session at the I.G. Brown Training and Education Center's Wilson Hall here May 28, before they kick off a fresh and tuneful, summer 2014 tour. The Band of the South will appear for nearly a dozen, toe-tapping concerts June 28 through July 4, including Virginia Beach, Va., Charleston Harbor, S.C., and Panama City Beach, Fla. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Master Sgt. Kurt Skoglund/Released)
The United States Air Force Total Force Band performs in the 128th Rose Parade in Pasadena, Calif., Jan. 2, 2017. The band kicked off the Air Force’s 70th birthday celebration playing several venues in Southern California, culminating with their appearance in the Rose Parade. (U.S. Air Force photo/Louis Briscese)
The United States Air Force Total Force Band performs in the 128th Rose Parade in Pasadena, Calif., Jan. 2, 2017. The band is comprised of active-duty and Air National Guard musicians from around the Air Force. (U.S. Air Force photo/Louis Briscese)
The crowd in Norris, TN enjoys Senior Airman Andrew Thompson's solo with Space A, our small rock band
Staff Sergeant Spencer Herron plays bass in Space A, our small rock band
Senior Airman Andrew Thompson plays a guitar solo with Space A, our small rock band
Our band's Superintendent, Senior Master Sergeant Brent Whitaker, sings with Space A, our small rock band
Commander Major Roger Mills conducts the concert band during a performance
The sax line wows during the playing of Glenn Miller's "In the Mood" at Pack Place Park in Asheville, NC on Memorial Day 2014
SSGT Andrew McDonald plays a tenor saxophone solo with the 572nd Jazz Band in Asheville, NC on Memorial Day, 2014
MSGT Zack Williamson leads the 572nd Jazz Band in Asheville, NC on Memorial Day, 2014
MCGHEE TYSON AIR NATIONAL GUARD BASE, Tenn. - The Air National Guard's foremost 572nd Air Force Band, or "Band of the South" - its 41 musicians - perform their final practice session at the I.G. Brown Training and Education Center's Wilson Hall here May 28, before they kick off a fresh and tuneful, summer 2014 tour. The Band of the South will appear for nearly a dozen, toe-tapping concerts June 28 through July 4, including Virginia Beach, Va., Charleston Harbor, S.C., and Panama City Beach, Fla. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Master Sgt. Mike R. Smith/Released)
MCGHEE TYSON AIR NATIONAL GUARD BASE, Tenn. - The Air National Guard's foremost 572nd Air Force Band, or "Band of the South" - its 41 musicians - perform their final practice session at the I.G. Brown Training and Education Center's Wilson Hall here May 28, before they kick off a fresh and tuneful, summer 2014 tour. The Band of the South will appear for nearly a dozen, toe-tapping concerts June 28 through July 4, including Virginia Beach, Va., Charleston Harbor, S.C., and Panama City Beach, Fla. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Master Sgt. Mike R. Smith/Released)
MCGHEE TYSON AIR NATIONAL GUARD BASE, Tenn. - The Air National Guard's foremost 572nd Air Force Band, or "Band of the South" - its 41 musicians - perform their final practice session at the I.G. Brown Training and Education Center's Wilson Hall here May 28, before they kick off a fresh and tuneful, summer 2014 tour. The Band of the South will appear for nearly a dozen, toe-tapping concerts June 28 through July 4, including Virginia Beach, Va., Charleston Harbor, S.C., and Panama City Beach, Fla. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Master Sgt. Kurt Skoglund/Released)
MCGHEE TYSON AIR NATIONAL GUARD BASE, Tenn. - The Air National Guard's foremost 572nd Air Force Band, or "Band of the South" - its 41 musicians - perform their final practice session at the I.G. Brown Training and Education Center's Wilson Hall here May 28, before they kick off a fresh and tuneful, summer 2014 tour. The Band of the South will appear for nearly a dozen, toe-tapping concerts June 28 through July 4, including Virginia Beach, Va., Charleston Harbor, S.C., and Panama City Beach, Fla. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Master Sgt. Kurt Skoglund/Released)
MCGHEE TYSON AIR NATIONAL GUARD BASE, Tenn. - The Air National Guard's foremost 572nd Air Force Band, or "Band of the South" - its 41 musicians - perform their final practice session at the I.G. Brown Training and Education Center's Wilson Hall here May 28, before they kick off a fresh and tuneful, summer 2014 tour. The Band of the South will appear for nearly a dozen, toe-tapping concerts June 28 through July 4, including Virginia Beach, Va., Charleston Harbor, S.C., and Panama City Beach, Fla. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Master Sgt. Mike R. Smith/Released)
Tech. Sgt. Duane Farnham, Master Sgt. Eric Odiorne and Staff Sgt. Jason Gann play their parts, along with their Air National Guard Band of the South’s fellow members, during the band’s final performance in their Summer Concert Series, July 4, 2014, in Panama City, Fla. During this years' tour the band played in three states, travelled more than 2,100 miles, and entertained an estimated 5,000 people. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Senior Master Sgt. Paul Mann/Released)
Staff Sgt. Jason Gann, Master Sgt. Eric Odiorne, and Senior Airman Jose Ramirez provide the beat during one of the three concerts performed by the Air National Guard Band of the South onboard the USS Yorktown, anchored in Mt. Pleasant, S.C., July 1, 2014. Covering three states and more than 2,100 miles this year, the band perfected its mission of educating and entertaining military and civilian audiences, performing before more than 5,000 people. U.S. Air National Guard photo by Senior Master Sgt. Paul Mann/Released

Sound Barrier Performs at Georgia Salutes America

About the USAF Bands Program

Mission

Advance Air Mobility Command and global Air Force missions by providing professional musical products and services for official military, recruiting, and community relations events.

Vision

Using the power of music to stir hearts and minds of audiences worldwide, we are world-class Air Force Communicators striving to:

  • Inspire our Air Force and the great nation we serve
  • Communicate Air Force excellence
  • Foster positive, long-lasting impressions of the Air Force and the United States of America
Objectives of the Air Force Bands Program
  • Foster, enhance and lift the morale and esprit de corps of Airmen in the United States, outside the United States, and forward deployed locations.
  • Increase public understanding of the importance of airpower, the mission, policies, and programs of the Air Force and the bravery, sacrifice and dedication of Airmen.
  • Inspire patriotism and encourage young men and women to serve in the Air Force or other branches of the military.
  • Foster a deep appreciation of the rich history and legacy of the Air Force.
  • Strengthen relationships with a variety of publics to enhance the reputation of the Air Force as a respected professional organization charged with the responsibility for national security.
  • Advance international relationships, using music to bridge language, cultural, societal, and socio-economic differences.

Requesting a Performance

To request a performance for one of our ensembles please e-mail our Director of Operations. Please include the following information: 

Group Requesting: 
Concert Band, Rock Band, Jazz Band, Marching Band, Brass Quintet, or the Clarinet Quartet. 

Also include your Full Name, Organization, Address, Phone Number, E-mail, Event Name, Event Date and Time, and the Event Location. 

You may also download the DD Form 2536 here.

Our Mission

The mission of the Air National Guard Band of the South is to support military and civilian functions; to perform at activities involving Department of Defense community relations projects; and, to support local Air Force and Air National Guard recruiting.

About the Band of the South

Thank you for visiting the Band of the South! We are a traditional National Guard unit, which means that we meet for one weekend a month and two weeks a year, typically in the summer. Our primary function is to be ambassadors for the Air Force and to bring the message of the Air Force to the public.

Many times, people don't have a lot of opportunity to meet and talk with members of the military. So it's our job to go out into the public, share about the military, especially the Air Force, and let the public know what the military is accomplishing right here at home and all around the world. We love having the opportunity to meet you, talk with you, and hear the stories you have to share about your own ties to our military.

We are so grateful for the opportunity to visit communities within our region. We are thankful for the men and women who have served our country and sacrificed so much so that we have the freedoms we enjoy regularly. Thank you for your continued support!

Map of USAF Bands

national map graphic with links to U.S. Air Force band websites

Leadership

Lt. Col. Roger Mills, Commander and Conductor of the Air National Guard Band of the South

Commander and Conductor

Lieutenant Colonel Roger Mills


 

Sr. Master Sergeant Brent Whitaker, Band Manager of the Air National Guard Band of the South

Band Manager

Senior Master Sergeant Brent Whitaker


Master Sergeant Steve Burdick, Superintendent of the Air National Guard Band of the South

Superintendent

Master Sergeant Steve Burdick


Technical Sergeant Traci Carico, First Sergeant of the Air National Guard Band of the South

First Sergeant

Technical Sergeant Traci Carico

Contact Us

ANG Band of the South
(572nd Air National Guard Band)
1812 Handly Dr.
McGhee-Tyson ANGB, TN 37777
 
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Recent Activities & News

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We are excited to return to the South Miami-Dade Cultural Arts Center this year! If you're in the area, please come out and enjoy the show starting tonight at 7pm.
Please join us Live in 30 mins (7pm) for our concert at Seminole Theater. Concert Band and Blue Groove will be performing.
Thanks to West Palm Beach’s WPTV for having the Air National Guard Band of the South’s Brass Quintet and Lt. Col. Roger Mills on their morning show to discuss 4th on the Flagler yesterday!
Thanks to everyone who has recently attended one of our shows! We are also looking forward to our upcoming performances! Please take a moment to complete our brief survey if you have attended one of our performances in the Orlando or Miami, FL area. We would love to hear from you!
Thanks to FOX Sports Florida for sharing our performance of “God Bless America” at the Tampa Bay Rays yesterday! Check out this awesome recording on Twitter.
Tune in to the Tampa Bay Rays at 1pm to hear the Band of the South play the Anthem and listen for our Trio during the 7th inning stretch. Video from Fox Sports Sun: <a href="https://mobile.twitter.com/foxsportsfl/status/1013472221648453632?s=12" target="_blank">https://mobile.twitter.com/foxsportsfl/status/1013472221648453632?s=12</a>
Blue Groove warming it up before their performance at Disney Springs this evening!
Ladies and gentlemen, Blue Groove
Stay tuned, we’re going live in just a bit.
We’ve enjoyed sharing the Air National Guard message and celebrating our great nation. Thank you to our wonderful audiences here in Florida. Come see us at Disney Springs tomorrow at 7pm.
Here is a clip of our rock band "Sound Barrier" performing at Patrick Air Force Base tonight. Their next performance will be on July 4th at the Meyer Amphitheater in West Palm Beach, Florida. Check our events tab for more upcoming performances of the Air National Guard Band of the South.
Here is a little teaser from our jazz band, Blue Groove. Be sure to come out and see us at 7:30 tonight at the Branscombe Auditorium in Lakeland, FL.
Great news article about our performance tonight, June 28th, at Florida Southern College’s Branscomb Auditorium. http://www.theledger.com/entertainmentlife/20180627/air-national-guard-band-performs-at-florida-southern-college-in-lakeland
Don&#39;t forget to RSVP to this Sunday&#39;s Open House!
The Air National Guard Band of the South at McGhee-Tyson ANG Base near Knoxville, TN is hosting an open house on Oct 15, 2017. We would like to invite anyone interested in exploring the idea of joining an Air National Guard Band. Like most traditional guardsmen, we serve in our unit one weekend a month and have an active training session for two weeks in the summer. We perform in an Area of Responsibility which includes the Southeastern states. While most of our members have careers in music, many work in other fields. The Air National Guard enables us to continue performing while serving our country and receiving pay and benefits for our service. We will showcase our different ensembles and allow interested parties to experience all of our groups without the pressure of a recruiter. Anyone interested need only fill out the survey from the QR code on the flyer or by using the following link: https://goo.gl/forms/7qFBTGZwNvaAT6E13
Members of the Air National Guard Band of the South&#39;s rock band, Space A, wrapped up a European tour, supporting the USAFE Band for a few weeks this summer, with a German-American Friendship celebration performance. It was an honor to be able to represent our active duty counterparts as they were spread across Europe in other performances and preparing for a deployment to the desert. #usafbands #totalforce