Our present touring areas, as the Air National Guard Band of the Southwest, include the states of New Mexico, Louisiana, Oklahoma and Texas, Arkansas, Kansas, Colorado, Arizona. However, we have toured in other areas of the United States and abroad. The 531st has twice deployed units to Southwest Asia, touring Iraq, Afghanistan, Kuwait, Qatar and Djibouti.
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.