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ANG Band of the South

About Us

Headquartered at McGhee-Tyson Air National Guard Base near Knoxville, TN, the Air National Guard Band of the South is the official musical ambassador for the Tennessee Air National Guard, and supports the total Air Force and Air National Guard mission in war and peace by inspiring patriotism and fostering a deep appreciation of the rich history and legacy of the Air Force through exhilarating musical performances.  While the Concert Band is the largest component of the Band of the South, other components include two rock bands, a jazz band, and several small instrumental ensembles.

The Band of the South’s mission is two-fold: first, to enhance and lift the morale and esprit de corps of our fellow Airmen stationed domestically and abroad; and second, to increase the public’s understanding of the importance of airpower, the missions, policies, and programs of the Air Force and the Air National Guard, and the bravery, sacrifice, and dedication of Airmen around the globe.  

The Band of the South performs throughout the entire Southeastern United States at both civilian and military functions, supporting public relations projects and Air Force recruiting.  Often serving as liaisons between the civilian and military world, the Band of the South tells the story of the Air Force and informs the public about what the military is accomplishing here at home and all around the world.

About the Band

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!

Air National Guard Bands

Air National Guard Bands are the active duty band's counterparts in the Air National Guard. ANG musicians are part-time guard members with full-time civilian careers. They rehearse and perform one weekend a month and perform an annual concert tour. ANG bands are a perfect opportunity for musicians who wish to serve their country on a part-time basis. 

Ensembles

Upcoming Performances 
Concert Band 
Space A - Our Small Rock Band 
Sound Barrier - Our Large Rock Band 
Smooth Groove - Our Jazz Band 

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Contact Us

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

Phone: (865) 661-2484

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