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  • Celebrating National Parks with the Cape Symphony

    The U.S. Air Force Band recently combined musical forces with the Cape Symphony on a perfect summer evening at the Salt Pond Amphitheater in Eastham, Massachusetts. The event highlighted National Park locations by presenting classics by composer John Williams, and honored our nation with a patriotic tribute, all to a packed lawn! First Lieutenant
  • Women’s Air Force Band performs final concert

     The Women in the Air Force (WAF Band) held its 20th reunion this month in Washington, D.C. Over 20 alumnae of the group travelled at their own expense to attend the reunion and join together to once again form a band to delight audiences and honor veterans. The ensemble performed two concerts, including a performance at the Kennedy Center
  • An Insider’s View: Perspectives with an Air Force Strings Violinist

     Originally from Hutchinson, Kansas, Master Sgt. Luke Wedge has been in the Air Force  for over 15 years. As Strolling Strings music director, Wedge serves as “front man” for most Air Force Strings performances. This role demands clear communication with the band’s customers and audiences, as well as with fellow band musicians. I had the
  • 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