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Band of Flight

The United States Air Force Band of Flight, stationed at Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio, is a 17-member organization and features 2 musical component groups. Flight One is the popular-music group and Spirit of Freedom is a brass quintet with a percussionist. Periodically, these groups combine to form the expanded Band of Flight.

The Band of Flight presents more than 350 performances annually, providing quality musical products for official military functions and ceremonies as well as civic events and public concerts. Under the command of Lt Col Shawn E. Coil and the direction of CMSgt JR Erb, the band supports functions for the 88th Air Base Wing, Air Force Material Command and the state of Ohio.

Air Force Bands inspire immediate, positive and long-lasting impressions of the United States Air Force and the United States of America in the hearts and minds of our audiences. As one of 10 active-duty Air Force and 5 Air National Guard bands, the Band of Flight is committed to supporting the mission and vision of the US Air Force through their musical and military endeavors.

Mission: to fly, fight and win in air, space and cyberspace.
Vision statement: The World's Greatest Air Force -- Powered by Airmen, Fueled by Innovation.