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A U.S. Air Force Band Singing Sergeants winter tour program is displayed during a concert in Redlands, Ca., Feb. 14, 2020. The tour took the band to eight different locations where they performed various songs from their vast repertoire; the program outlines each performance. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Spencer Slocum)

A U.S. Air Force Band Singing Sergeants winter tour program is displayed during a concert in Redlands, Ca., Feb. 14, 2020. The tour took the band to eight different locations where they performed various songs from their vast repertoire; the program outlines each performance. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Spencer Slocum)

Master Sgt. Joseph Haughton, U.S. Air Force Band Singing Sergeants tenor, engages with concert guests after a performance in San Diego, Ca., Feb. 17, 2020. Air Force Band members act as musical ambassadors, displaying the professionalism and high standards they are held to. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Spencer Slocum)

Master Sgt. Joseph Haughton, U.S. Air Force Band Singing Sergeants tenor, engages with concert guests after a performance in San Diego, Ca., Feb. 17, 2020. Air Force Band members act as musical ambassadors, displaying the professionalism and high standards they are held to. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Spencer Slocum)

Tech. Sgt. Nadia Sosnoski, U.S. Air Force Band Singing Sergeants soprano, poses for a photo with her mother in La Jolla, Ca., Feb. 11, 2020. The concert was the first time Sosnoski was able to see her mother since returning from a 102-day deployment to Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar which took her to eight countries. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Spencer Slocum)

Tech. Sgt. Nadia Sosnoski, U.S. Air Force Band Singing Sergeants soprano, poses for a photo with her mother in La Jolla, Ca., Feb. 11, 2020. The concert was the first time Sosnoski was able to see her mother since returning from a 102-day deployment to Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar which took her to eight countries. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Spencer Slocum)

Members of the United States Air Force Band Singing Sergeants perform with communal choir members in San Diego, Ca., Feb. 17, 2020. The Singing Sergeants honor those who have served, inspire American citizens to heightened patriotism and service, and connect with the global community on behalf of the U.S. Air Force Band and the United States. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Spencer Slocum)

Members of the United States Air Force Band Singing Sergeants perform with communal choir members in San Diego, Ca., Feb. 17, 2020. The Singing Sergeants honor those who have served, inspire American citizens to heightened patriotism and service, and connect with the global community on behalf of the U.S. Air Force Band and the United States. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Spencer Slocum)

Master Sgt. Taylor Armstrong, U.S. Air Force Band Singing Sergeants conductor and vocalist, directs the band in Redlands, Ca., Feb. 14, 2020. Armstrong is the only enlisted conductor in the Air Force Band, all others being officers. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Spencer Slocum)

Master Sgt. Taylor Armstrong, U.S. Air Force Band Singing Sergeants conductor and vocalist, directs the band in Redlands, Ca., Feb. 14, 2020. Armstrong is the only enlisted conductor in the Air Force Band, all others being officers. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Spencer Slocum)

Master Sgt. Taylor Armstrong, U.S. Air Force Band Singing Sergeants conductor and vocalist, points to a sheet of music during a sound check before a concert in Redlands, Ca., Feb. 14, 2020. The ensemble performs a sound check before each concert to get a feel for the acoustics in the room and make sure everyone is in tune for their performance. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Spencer Slocum)

Master Sgt. Taylor Armstrong, U.S. Air Force Band Singing Sergeants conductor and vocalist, points to a sheet of music during a sound check before a concert in Redlands, Ca., Feb. 14, 2020. The ensemble performs a sound check before each concert to get a feel for the acoustics in the room and make sure everyone is in tune for their performance. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Spencer Slocum)

A U.S. Air Force veteran salutes during the signing of the national anthem at the beginning of a U.S. Air Force Band Singing Sergeants concert in Fullerton, Ca., Feb. 11, 2020. The singers perform the national anthem at the beginning of every concert. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Spencer Slocum)

A U.S. Air Force veteran salutes during the signing of the national anthem at the beginning of a U.S. Air Force Band Singing Sergeants concert in Fullerton, Ca., Feb. 11, 2020. The singers perform the national anthem at the beginning of every concert. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Spencer Slocum)

Tech. Sgt. Nadia Sosnoski, U.S. Air Force Band Singing Sergeants soprano, sings a solo during “Hallelujah” in La Jolla, Ca., Feb. 15, 2020. The tour through California was Sosnoski’s first tour with the ensemble since joining in 2019. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Spencer Slocum)

Tech. Sgt. Nadia Sosnoski, U.S. Air Force Band Singing Sergeants soprano, sings a solo during “Hallelujah” in La Jolla, Ca., Feb. 15, 2020. The tour through California was Sosnoski’s first tour with the ensemble since joining in 2019. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Spencer Slocum)

Senior Master Sgt. Ryan Dolan, U.S. Air Force Band Singing Sergeants bass vocalist, prepares programs to be distributed before a show in Fullerton, Ca., Feb. 11, 2020. The singers have a lot of preparation for shows outside of just rehearsing including preparing programs, selecting venues, managing travel plans and social media. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Spencer Slocum)

Senior Master Sgt. Ryan Dolan, U.S. Air Force Band Singing Sergeants bass vocalist, prepares programs to be distributed before a show in Fullerton, Ca., Feb. 11, 2020. The singers have a lot of preparation for shows outside of just rehearsing including preparing programs, selecting venues, managing travel plans and social media. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Spencer Slocum)

Members of the United States Air Force Band Singing Sergeants receive a standing ovation after a performance at the Antelope Valley College Performing Arts Theatre in Lancaster, Ca., Feb. 14, 2020. The singers performed a set of over 10 songs, one of which, entitled “Freedom Song”, was arranged by Senior Master Sgt. Benjamin Park, the Singing Sergeants superintendent and a bass vocalist. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Spencer Slocum)
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Members of the United States Air Force Band Singing Sergeants receive a standing ovation after a performance at the Antelope Valley College Performing Arts Theatre in Lancaster, Ca., Feb. 14, 2020. The singers performed a set of over 10 songs, one of which, entitled “Freedom Song”, was arranged by Senior Master Sgt. Benjamin Park, the Singing Sergeants superintendent and a bass vocalist. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Spencer Slocum)

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The U.S. Air Force Band’s Singing Sergeants kicked off their winter tour Feb. 11, in Fullerton, California.

The Singing Sergeants performed at eight locations during their six-day stay in The Golden State, with their first performance in Fullerton, Ca.

Next, they traveled to Anaheim, Ca., and performed twice at Disneyland.

“I grew up in Anaheim Hills where singing first became my passion,” said Nadia Sosnoski, a Singing Sergeants soprano. “It is a privilege to wear the uniform and perform throughout Southern California, sharing a bit about our role in the Air Force as well as why music is so powerful in both the military and civilian side of our job.”

After leaving Anaheim, the band then stopped and sang at Edwards Air Force Base for base personnel and local veterans.

“Having the opportunity to see them at Edwards was amazing,” said David Genrick, a U.S. Air Force veteran and concert attendee. “It reminded me of the 21 years I served and how proud I am of that.”

From pilots and mechanics to cooks and singers, the Air Force has over 100 separate career fields that Airmen are a part of.

The singers then took the stage at Antelope Valley College’s Performing Arts Theatre in Lancaster, CA.

 “I never knew the Air Force had singers, let alone multiple bands,” said Cameron DaShay, a concert guest and aspiring musician. “It’s something I’m going to look into for my future.”

The ensemble performed multiple songs such as “Hallelujah”, “America the Beautiful” and “Freedom Song,” a poem written by Betsy Listenfelt that was arranged with music by Master Sgt. Benjamin Park, the Singing Sergeants superintendent and bass vocalist.

 “My favorite song was ‘Freedom Song’,” said Mary Atkins, a concert patron. “The way that singer put music to a poem made me feel a sense of patriotism and gratitude for what our service members sacrifice.”

In case you missed these performances, check out http://www.music.af.mil to see if the singers are coming to a city near you.