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  • 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
  • Max Impact to release self-titled album

    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. In early July, the official rock band of the U.S. Air Force will release a much-anticipated album that will include 10 of these original songs.Technical Sgt. Gabe
  • Memorial Day Concerts Will Honor The Fallen

    Memorial Day serves as an opportunity to pause and remember the sacrifices of more than one million Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen, Marines and Coast Guardsmen who gave their lives to secure our freedoms. This year, the United States Air Force Band will pay tribute to the fallen in two separate events in the National Capital Region. The U.S. Air Force
  • Popular “Heritage to Horizons” Concert Series to Return This Summer

    Last year, the United States Air Force Band began a recurring, ceremonial event that would honor those who support the United States Air Force. It is entitled “Heritage to Horizons.” This unique set of themed concerts at the U.S. Air Force Memorial returns for a second year, with four events scheduled to occur monthly from May through
  • Video from Joint Concert with the Central Band of the Royal Air Force Band Features Clips of Tom Davoren’s “Ascension”

    On April 16, the U.S. Air Force Concert Band joined forces with the Central Band of the Royal Air Force for a concert celebrating the 100th Anniversary of the Royal Air Force. Held at D.A.R. Constitution Hall, the performance was a celebration of the friendship and military cooperation the United States and Great Britain have enjoyed throughout the
  • Video Feature: “On The Fly” Series features Steve Reich “Clapping Music”

    Washington, D.C.--In this month’s installment of “On the Fly,” we are excited to share Steve Reich’s 1972 minimalist classic “Clapping Music,” as performed by percussionists and Concert Band members Master Sgt Randy Gorman and Master Sgt. Adam Green.  Using NPR's Tiny Desk Concert series as a template, “On the Fly” captures moments of daily life
  • Summer Concert Series 2018 Kicks Off May 26!

    The U.S. Air Force Band is excited to announce the dates for our 2018 Summer Concert Series. Grab a lawn chair, a picnic basket, and come connect with your United States Air Force at National Harbor Plaza, Smithsonian National Air and Space, Air Force Memorial, the U.S. Capitol (West Side Steps), and many more.
  • Michael Burritt Closes out Guest Artist Series, Will Reprise as Featured Soloist on Concert Band Fall Tour

    Percussionist soloist and renowned teacher Michael Burritt closed out this year’s Guest Artist Series, wowing the audience in Rachel M. Schlesinger Hall in Alexandria, Virginia, on February 22, 2018 with his dynamic and varied performance. This performance closed out the U.S. Air Force Band’s re-establishment of the popular series this winter after