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  • 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
  • The Airmen of Note Usher in Jazz Appreciation Month 2018

    The Airmen of Note are preparing for one of their busiest and most significant Jazz Appreciation Months to date.Celebrated in April, Jazz Appreciation Month, fondly known as “JAM,” was created in 2001 to honor jazz as an early American art form. John Edward Hasse, PhD, founder of the Smithsonian Jazz Masterworks Orchestra, is credited with creating
  • Ceremonial Brass Welcomes Two New Members With Similar Career Paths

    Vacancies within the premier military bands in Washington, D.C. are infrequent and highly competitive. When the United States Air Force Band has a trumpet vacancy, the audition process will yield about 80 candidates. These candidates travel from all over the country, hailing from Alaska to Florida, and hold degrees from the finest musical
  • Max Impact to Support Air Shows Across the Nation

    Max Impact will deliver their dynamic and patriotic musical product at three major air shows this summer. Air shows are attended annually by millions of enthusiastic Americans of all ages and demographic, instilling a breathtaking sense of American pride in hearts of young and old alike. The high-level skills and competence of the Air Force
  • Airmen of Note Embark on Spring Tour in Northeast

    The Airmen of Note are picking up steam during this spring, and will be in full “swing” by the time their New England tour begins. You won’t want to miss out, so be sure to check the calendar and get your tickets! From April 22-30, the Airmen of Note will present a series of community outreach concerts, beginning in Plaistow, New Hampshire, and
  • Concert Band and Singing Sergeants on Tour, Spring 2018

     The Concert Band and Singing Sergeants are excited to embark on their Spring Tour this April, with the bulk of scheduled performances in the Empire State! Although the 10-day tour will begin with a performance in Stamford, Connecticut, the remaining nine days will be spent touring throughout New York state.The U.S. Air Force Band’s uses the power
  • RAF 100: Central Band of the Royal Air Force and The United States Air Force Band join forces for a Centennial Celebration

    2018 marks the centennial of Britain’s Royal Air Force. To commemorate this centennial anniversary, The Central Band of the Royal Air Force and The United States Air Force Band will be joining forces for a series of outreach events, including concerts, aerial demonstrations and honor guard performances honoring the great history of the RAF and its
  • See It Here First: On The Fly Series Launches March 1st!

    This March, the U.S. Air Force Band is excited to introduce our new online music video series, entitled "On the Fly." Comprised of short, live-recorded music segments from small groups of musicians throughout the band, “On the Fly” aims to deliver a bit of the concert experience to viewers at home. "Using NPR's Tiny Desk Concert series as a
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