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  • JBA personnel bid a final farewell to George H.W. Bush

    The remains of George H.W. Bush arrived at JBA aboard Air Force One here Dec. 3. Roughly 48 hours later, the distinguished aircraft carried its distinguished cargo once again -- this time back to Texas, Bush's permanent resting place.The 11th Wing, along with members of several JBA tenant units and Air Force District of Washington headquarters,
  • America's Airman: TSgt Richard M. Parrell

    (America’s Airman is a weekly article highlighting a member of the JBA community)Hometown?Fairfax, VirginiaWhy do you serve?I grew up in a suburb of Washington D.C. because my father, a retired sergeant major, was stationed at Fort Myer as a saxophonist with the United States Army Band for 34 years.  He also considers Fairfax, Virginia, to be his
  • Sammy Nestico​ Jazz Competition Award

    Attention all burgeoning big band composers!! We are now accepting submissions for the 23rd Annual Sammy Nestico​ Award! The winner will receive a $2,500 follow-up commission. The deadline is February 1st, 2019. Please visit our competition site for specific requirements:https://www.music.af.mil/Bands/.../Competitions/Best of luck to all
  • A Tour Worthy of “Note”

    The Airmen of Note will perform a mix of modern and classic big band music on their upcoming 8-day community relations tour through Virginia and Tennessee, Nov. 12-19.Many selections performed on this tour will be pulled from the band’s upcoming album, “Global Reach,” which will be released and available for download early next year.Their first
  • A final bow

    The lights dimmed in the Allen Independent School District’s Performing Arts Center in Allen, Texas, and a hush fell over the audience, their eyes drawn to figures on the brightly lit stage.
  • Concert Band, Singing Sergeants go west

    The U.S. Air Force Concert Band and Singing Sergeants performed in 12 locations throughout New Mexico and Texas from Oct. 16-27.
  • Concert Band, Singing Sergeants mid-tour review

    The U.S. Air Force Concert Band and Singing Sergeants performed in six cities throughout New Mexico and Texas, from October 16 to 21, marking the end of the first half of their 12-day tour. The band will continue their tour to an additional six cities throughout Texas, with a final concert scheduled for Oct. 27 in Allen, Texas.
  • A Tour Like No Other: Col Larry H. Lang returns home on Final Concert Tour

    The Concert Band and Singing Sergeants are traveling through New Mexico and Texas on their 2018 Fall Tour Oct. 16-27.For the Band's commander, Col. Larry H. Lang, this is his final concert tour and a homecoming all in one. Lang grew up in El Paso, Texas, and he attended college at New Mexico State University.This tour is also special for other
  • Fully Staffed Above the Staff: a Choir at Full Strength

    It has been six years of making do with less than enough, but now the Singing Sergeants soprano section is finally operating at full capacity. Off and on since 2012, the highest voices of the chorus have been under-staffed by as few as one to as many as four of its five-member section. The situation arose from a series of challenges, including
  • A Celtic Celebration in the Keystone State

    In addition to the six official ensembles of The United States Air Force Band, there are a number of small, musical groups within the Band that perform around Washington, D.C., and occasionally across the country. Last weekend, Celtic Aire, a subset of the Singing Sergeants, had the opportunity to share their music in the Keystone State.The