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Sponsoring a performance by the USAF Academy Band

The United States Air Force Academy Band presents more than 400 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 USAF Academy Band or wish to sponsor a public concert, please read the guidelines and follow the links on this page.

Public Performances

The United States Air Force Academy Band may perform for public and civic events if the event is of general interest or benefit to a local, state or national community. However, the Band may not participate in events that are commercially sponsored; are designed to increase business traffic or raise charitable donations; or are associated with a religious or ideological movement, such as a Christmas parade, beauty pageant or political gathering. With the exception of concert tour performances, requestors may be required to fund the Band's expenses for performances outside of the Pikes Peak region.

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.

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.

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. For more information, please contact our band at (719)556-9916 or

Educational Outreach

The United States Air Force Academy Band has a long tradition of music education for America's youth and involvement with local communities. The USAF Academy offers its educational products to music educators nationally. We encourage organizers of state music conventions, district superintendents, and proactive band directors to contact us to support your regional needs. We especially invite educators to consider concert/educational days that involve all of your music students in the region. At these events we attempt to bring in media support to highlight the excellence of your music programs and outstanding students. All of our educational services are free to the public.

Below is a partial list of educational conventions to which the USAF Academy Band has lent its support.

  • American Bandmasters' Association
  • Arizona Music Educators
  • Arkansas Schools Band and Orchestra Association
  • California Music Educators
  • Colorado Music Educators
  • Indiana Music Educators
  • International Association of Jazz Educators
  • International Clarinet Association
  • International Double Reed Society
  • International Horn Society
  • International Trombone Association
  • International Trumpet Guild
  • Midwest Clinic International Band and Orchestra Conference
  • Missouri Music Educators
  • National Association of College Wind and Percussion Instructors
  • North American Saxophone Alliance
  • North Dakota Music Educators
  • Percussive Arts Society
  • South Carolina Music Educators Association
  • Texas Bandmasters' Association
  • Texas Music Educators' Association
  • Tubists' United Brotherhood Association

For further inquiries, please contact the Education Outreach department headed by Technical Sergeant Jonathan Powell at


(719) 556-9916