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  • Celebrating Women's History: Chief Master Sgt. Jeanne Gartner, a woman of many firsts

    Chief Master Sgt. (ret.) Jeanne Gartner served an incredible 30 years as a member of The United States Air Force Band. Her musical talent and leadership prowess paved the way for her ascent through the ranks. Her career culminated with her role as Chief Enlisted Manager of the Band, making her the first female Band Manager for the unit - one of just many "firsts" she achieved throughout her shining career.
  • Upcoming Cellist Audition Provides Unique Opportunities

    Within the walls of historic Hangar 2 on Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling, The United States Air Force Band diligently carries out its mission to: honor those who have served, inspire Americans to heightened patriotism and service, and connect with the global community on behalf of the United States of America.
  • Sammy Nestico​ Jazz Competition Award

    Submissions for the 24th annual Sammy Nestico Award are now being accepted! The winner will receive a $2400 follow-up commission. The deadline is March 1, 2021. Please visit https://www.music.af.mil/Bands/The-United-States-Air-Force-Band/Events/Competitions/ for more information.
  • Military Bands Honored with Prestigious Award

    On December 2nd, The U.S. Air Force Band was presented the National Medal of Arts in a ceremony at The Pentagon. Colonel Don Schofield, Commander and Conductor of The U. S. Air Force Band, accepted this award on behalf of The U.S. Air Force Band, which was presented by the National Endowment of the Arts.
  • Joy and Hope Spread Virtually Around the Globe

    Get ready for some much needed holiday cheer! The U.S. Air Force Concert Band and Singing Sergeants present their special virtual concert, “Season of Hope,” premiering on December 12th at 4 p.m. Eastern Standard Time on the U.S. Air Force Band’s Facebook Page.
  • Deployments Make the World A Smaller Place

    Despite COVID-19, deployments for the members of the Air Force Band career field continue, and remain an essential and crucial mission for its members and for those they serve.
  • The Mission Goes On Despite Pandemic

    Since the beginning of the pandemic, the members of the U.S. Air Force Band have kept busy fulfilling their mission support duties in order to keep the unit running, performing for funerals at Arlington National Cemetery, and have been also heavily involved in virtual outreach projects and recordings.
  • Puerto Rican Roots Brings Cultural Richness to USAF Band

    U.S. Air Force Band french hornist Technical Sgt. Manuel Collazo-Llantin’s Puerto Rican roots help propel his commitment to serving as an airmen musician.
  • Band Manager Retires After Illustrious Career

    The U.S. Air Force Band celebrated the 23-year career of its chief enlisted manager, Chief Master Sgt. Michael Piersol, in a retirement ceremony held on May 26th at the historic Hangar 2 on Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling in Washington, D.C.
  • Joint Forces Ensemble Pays Homage to Veterans

    The Airmen of Note collaborated with 4 sister service bands to record a 4th of July “Armed Forces Medley” performance seen by 400,000 online.
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