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  • 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
  • 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