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The United States Air Force Band presents more than 1,500 performances each year providing music for official military functions and ceremonies as well as civic events and public concerts. If you represent an organization seeking support from The Air Force Band or wish to sponsor a public concert, please read the guidelines on this page.

Public Performances and Civic Events

The United States Air Force Band may perform for public and civic events (including those that are commercially sponsored) if the event is of general interest or benefit to a local, state or national community.

The Band may not participate in events that are designed to increase business traffic, raise charitable donations or are associated with a religious or ideological movement, such as a Christmas parade, worship service or political gathering.

The Band may perform for a wide variety of public and civic events. However, these performances generally fall into one of two categories.

Patriotic openers, approximately 15 to 20 minutes in length, serve to initiate the formal portion of a military, civic or governmental event. In this setting, the Band may perform a program of military and patriotic selections prior to the formal presentation of the Colors. The musical program must include the national anthem unless the ceremony includes a recital of the Pledge of Allegiance. During patriotic openers, the Band may not provide music for entertainment, such as dancing music, cocktail and dinner music or concert and show music.

Public concerts in a traditional concert hall, outdoor venue or parade must be free and open to the public. However, the Band may perform at fairs, exhibitions and similar events with admission fees if the performance is incidental to the primary event, and no additional fee is charged to hear the Band play.

Requesting Support in the National Capital Region

FEDERAL AGENCIES
Complete the DD Form 2536 and fax with a cover letter on organizational letterhead to:

U.S. Army Military District of Washington
ATTN: Ceremonial Activities Division, Special Events
103 Third Ave (Bldg 42)
Fort McNair, Washington, DC 20319-5058
Phone: 202-685-2994 
Fax: 202-685-3379
usarmy.mcnair.mdw.mbx.jfhqncr-special-events-request@mail.mil

NON-FEDERAL ORGANIZATIONS
Complete the DD Form 2536 and fax with a cover letter to:

U.S Army Military District of Washington
ATTN: Community Relations Branch
201 A Street, Suite 200 (Bldg 32)
Fort McNair, Washington, DC 20319-5058
Phone: 202-685-4990
Fax: 202-685-1999
usarmy.mcnair.mdw.mbx.jfhq-ncr-pao-web-events-omb@mail.mil

INTERNAL AIR FORCE CUSTOMERS
E-mail the completed DD Form 2536 to the 11th Operations Group Band Scheduler:

usaf.jbanafw.afdw-staff.mbx.usaf-band-scheduling@mail.mil

Or you may mail/fax the form to:
11th Operations Group/Band Scheduling (2nd Floor)
20 MacDill Blvd, Bldg P-20, (Room 219)
The United States Air Force Band
Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling, Washington, DC 20032
Phone: (202) 767-9253 / DSN: 297-9253
Fax: (202) 767-2801


REQUEST PROCESSING
It is recommended that performance requests be submitted a minimum of 60 working days in advance of an event, although a greater amount of time is desirable. In the course of processing a request, it could take as many as four weeks to determine if support can be provided.

Requesting Support Outside the National Capital Region

TOUR SPONSORSHIP
If interested in sponsoring a tour performance, send an e-mail to The USAF Band National Tours Team:

usaf.jbanafw.afdw-staff.mbx.usaf-band-band-tours@mail.mil

OTHER EVENTS OUTSIDE THE NATIONAL CAPITAL REGION
E-mail the completed DD Form 2536 to the 11th Operations Group Band Scheduler:

usaf.jbanafw.afdw-staff.mbx.usaf-band-scheduling@mail.mil

Or you may mail/fax the form to:
11th Operations Group/Band Scheduling (2nd Floor)
20 MacDill Blvd, Bldg P-20, (Room 219)
The United States Air Force Band
Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling, Washington, DC 20032
Phone: (202) 767-9253 / DSN: 297-9253
Fax: (202) 767-2801

 

 

Official Military Functions

Air Force Bands provide a wide range of musical support for official active duty, Guard and Reserve unit military functions. Examples include: military ceremonies, base open houses, dinings in/out, unit morale events, military recognition events, and military honors. These events promote esprit de corps, troop morale and quality of life initiatives.

Authorized Venue

A religious facility is an authorized site for a public concert when the event is of community-wide interest, non-sectarian, and broadly promoted. Air Force Band concerts must not be part of a religious service. An Air Force Band performance in a religious facility does not imply federal endorsement of any particular religion or ideology.
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