HomeBandsThe United States Air Force BandAbout UsNews

Tag: The United States Air Force Band
  • 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
  • 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.
  • 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
  • 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
  • Airmen of Note Kick Off Jazz Heritage Series on February 8th

    The Airmen of Note is rehearsing in preparation for their much-anticipated 19th annual Jazz Heritage Series, which runs from February through April. The Jazz Heritage Series showcases preeminent jazz musicians from the U.S. and abroad performing live with the Airmen of Note. In addition to the dozens of luminaries featured over the years, the