The Air National Guard Band of the West Coast provides a wide spectrum of musical support for events that enhance the morale, motivation, and esprit de corps of our Airmen, foster public trust and support, aid recruiting initiatives, and promote our national interests at home and abroad. We serve the following states in our area of responsibility: California, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, Oregon, Utah, and Wyoming.
The Air National Guard Band of the West Coast traces its history to October 1941, with the formation of the 62nd Army Air Force Band in Augusta, Georgia. The band is composed of citizen-airmen whose civilian occupations range from professional musicians and music educators to computer programmers, accountants, engineers, and law enforcement officers.
Under the command of Major Vu Nguyen, band members meet two days a month to rehearse and perform. They also participate in an annual two-week summer tour. During the annual tour, the band functions as an active-duty band, rehearsing, traveling, and performing. Past tours have included performances in Alaska, Australia, British Columbia, the Dominican Republic, Hawaii, New York, Florida, and throughout the state of California.
As musical ambassadors, the Air National Guard Band of the West Coast is proud to represent the State of California, the Air National Guard, and the United States Air Force.”