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  • Big Changes for Max Impact

    After nearly 16 years as the lead male vocalist for Max Impact, Senior Master Sgt. Ryan Carson is leaving the rock band. Regular fans will now find his iconic, familiar face leading the Singing Sergeants as he assumes the role of superintendent of the mixed choir.No stranger to the classical realm, Sgt. Carson received his bachelor’s degree in
  • The New Max Impact Self-Titled Album Is Finally Here

    For over two decades, Max Impact has established a legacy of innovation with its dynamic, original songs, many of which are written for specific career fields within the U.S. Air Force. On July 16, the official rock band of the U.S. Air Force released a much-anticipated album that included 10 of these original songs.Technical Sgt. Gabe Staznik, the
  • Captain Dustin Doyle Headed for Deployment

    This week, our own Director of Operations, Captain Dustin Doyle landed at Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar to begin a six-month deployment as Officer-in-Charge of the Air Force Central Command (AFCENT) Band. While on deployment, Captain Doyle will direct and oversee missions for the AFCENT Band as they perform for troops in various deployed locations
  • “On The Fly” presents “Unmeasured Prelude”

    July’s edition of “On The Fly” proves that quite often simplicity yields beautiful results, as Master Sgt. Kathleen Fitzpatrick performs “Unmeasured Preludes,” Op. 27, No. 27, by composer Jacques Francois Gallay.An unmeasured or non-measured prelude is one in which the duration of each note is left to the performer. “I love this piece because there
  • Chamber Series Expands to Include Concerts at National Museum of American History

    The United States Air Force Band was excited to add a new venue to this year’s Chamber Series, presenting two concerts at the National Museum of American History Hall of Music. The chamber groups from the United States Air Force Band that performed this May are the first ensembles not affiliated with the Smithsonian Institution to perform in the
  • What Does The Air Force Band Do In the Summer?

    At this point in the year, the U.S. Air Force Band is in the midst of its Summer Concert Series, which runs through August 28th. During these summer months, the band operates almost exclusively outdoors in the National Capital Region, performing concerts at the Air Force Memorial, on the steps of the U.S. Capitol, and the Main Stage at National
  • Celebrate Independence Day with the U.S. Air Force Bands!

    Washington, D.C.—The United States Air Force Band is excited to celebrate America this Independence Day with three opportunities for local audiences to enjoy live performances. The Ceremonial Brass Quintet, Airmen of Note, and Concert Band will be performing at venues throughout the National Capital Region, honoring our nation’s birthday with
  • Live Performance with National Symphony Violinist Released on Video

    Last October, the percussion section of the U.S. Air Force Concert Band partnered with a local violinist to present a truly unique concert on the campus of George Mason University as part of the band’s ongoing Chamber Players Series.The centerpiece of the program was a large-scale work entitled “Concerto for Violin with Percussion Orchestra,” by
  • “On the Fly” Series Adds Reed Quintet to the Lineup

    The June edition of “On the Fly” is here, this month featuring the U.S. Air Force Band Reed Quintet performing a portion of Marc Mellits’ 2014 work entitled “Splinter.” The work was originally composed in eight short movements, each named for a differing species of tree. For “On the Fly,” the reed quintet chose to perform the most dynamic,
  • Twenty-eighth Jazz Heritage Series a Success!

    Since its inception in 1990, the Airmen of Note’s Jazz Heritage Series has wowed audiences in the Washington, DC area with high-energy performances from world-class artists, and 2018 was no exception.Featuring the sublime vocals of Cyrille Aimée, masterful artistry of pianist Kenny Barron, and the effervescent improvisations of saxophonist Branford
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