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Concert Band

A celebration of American music! Under the direction ofMajor Vu Nguyen, the Concert Band performs music by Aaron Copland, John Philip Sousa, and other favorites, including selections from Broadway and Hollywood. A highlight of every concert is the showcase of patriotic and popular melodies specially arranged to feature our exciting vocalists.

 
Jazz Ensemble - "Patriots in Blue"
 
The exciting rhythms and energy of jazz in all of its forms are the repertoire of this 20-member group. From swing to contemporary pop, "Patriots in Blue" makes the sounds of yesterday and today come alive when they perform. The ensemble, benefiting from the unique talent of each member, excites every audience, civilian and military, for which it performs.
 
 
 
Brass Quintet
 
The Brass Quintet is the most active ensemble of the Air National Guard Band of the West Coast, performing at numerous military and civic functions throughout the year. The group provides ceremonial music for all branches of the Armed Forces.
 
 
 
Dixieland Band - "The Dixieland Tailgaters"
 
The energy and excitement of New Orleans jazz entertain enthusiastic audiences each time this group plays. The "Dixieland Tailgaters" have as much fun as the audience does as it recreates this colorful part of America's musical heritage.
 
 
 
Ceremonial & Marching Band
 
In the tradition of the military band, this group has performed at ceremonies and parades around the world, including the 1997 and 2000 Tournament of Roses Parade in Pasadena, California.
 
 
 
Combo - "Jazz Predators"
 
Embracing a wide literature of pop, rock,and jazz standards, the "Jazz Predators" perform for a variety of events, ranging from military balls to community concerts. Smaller groups and soloists are also available for special occasions when a softer sound is needed.
 
 
 
Saxophone Quintet - "Golden Tones"
 
The five members of this ensemble perform a wide variety of musical styles, from classical quintet to film and Broadway music to Dixieland jazz. The quintet provides musical support for military and civilian functions.
 
 
 
Rock Band - "Global Strike"
 
Global Strikeis a high energy group that performs good old fashioned American Rock 'n Roll, Contemporary Rock, Country, and everything in between. Formerly known as Shockwave, this grouprocked the deserts in the Middle East when they performed in Iraq, Qatar, Afghanistan and at the U.S. Embassy in Turkmenistan.