The Air Force Strings is the official string ensemble of The United States Air Force. Stationed at Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling in Washington, D.C., it is one of six musical ensembles that comprise The U.S. Air Force Band. The Air Force Strings consists of 20 active duty Airmen musicians performing a wide range of musical styles, from classical symphonic selections and Broadway show tunes to classic rock, bluegrass and patriotic compositions. The ensemble often entertains audiences at high-level military and government events in a formation known as the Strolling Strings. Providing a multi-dimensional experience, the instrumentalists surround the audience performing from memory without the aid of a conductor.
On other occasions, the Air Force Strings joins forces with other musicians from within The U.S. Air Force Band to perform music for chamber, symphonic and studio orchestras. Additionally, performers from the ensemble appear regularly at military and civilian ceremonial functions, education outreach events and concerts in the metropolitan Washington, D.C area. The wide-ranging flexibility of the Air Force Strings allows the ensemble to provide the highest caliber of musical support for any occasion.
Innovation has always been the hallmark of the United States Air Force, and the Air Force String Orchestra is no exception. Telling the Air Force story to a new crowd and a new generation, the Air Force String Orchestra has a reputation of excellence and presents cutting-edge music at concerts throughout the national capital region. In addition to being advocates and promoters of American composers, the Air Force String Orchestra breaks down political barriers and encourages global cultural dialogue as international musical ambassadors.
As part of The U.S. Air Force Band, the Air Force Strings honors those who have served, inspires American citizens to heightened patriotism and service, and positively impacts the global community on behalf of the U.S. Air Force and the United States. The excellence demonstrated by these Airmen musicians is a reflection of the excellence displayed by Airmen stationed around the globe. Each member is proud to represent all Airmen, whose selfless service and sacrifices ensure the freedoms we enjoy as citizens of the United States of America.
Chief Master Sgt. Deborah Volker
Senior Master Sgt. Cleveland Chandler
Senior Master Sgt. Henry Tyszler
Master Sgt. Mark Dorosheff
Master Sgt. Greg Pinney
Master Sgt. Ni Santiago
Master Sgt. Mari Uehara Washington
Master Sgt. Luke Wedge
Master Sgt. Nathan Wisniewski
Technical Sgt. Emily Barnes
Senior Master Sgt. Bryce Bunner
Senior Master Sgt. William Hurd
Master Sgt. Wayne Graham
Technical Sgt. Matthew Maffett
Technical Sgt. Victor Holmes Jr.
Master Sgt. Frank Busso Jr.