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About Us

The Air National Guard Band of the West Coast supports the global Air Force, including Air National Guard missions, by fostering patriotism and providing musical services for the military community as well as the general public. We perform for audiences all over the world, although we primarily serve communities throughout California, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, Oregon, Utah, Washington and Wyoming.  

About the Band

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 ambassador, 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.

ANG 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.


Concert Band 
Jazz Ensemble - Patriots in Blue 
Ceremonial Brass Quintet 
Dixieland Band - "The Dixieland Tailgaters" 
Ceremonial Band & Marching Band 
Combo - Musicians in Blue 
Saxophone Quintet - Golden Tones 
Latin Band - Fuego Azul 
Rock Band - Shock Wave 

Contact Us

The Air National Guard Band of the West Coast
562nd Air Force Band
107 Mulcahey Drive
Port Hueneme, CA 93041-4013

Phone: (805) 986-7880

E-mail the Band Superintendent

E-mail the Director of Public Affair

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