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Band of the West Sponsor Page

The Band of the West is proud to play for your community.  If you are in our geographical area of Texas, Oklahoma, Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, Georgia, Florida, or Puerto Rico, please feel free to contact us about a public performance in your location.  Also, check out our Ensembles page to see which group would best suit your needs.

Public Performances

The United States Air Force Band of the West 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 of the West 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 gathering. 

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.

The Band of the West 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 of the West 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 of the West 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 of the West may perform at fairs, exhibitions and similar events with admisssion fees if the performance is incidental to the primary event, and no additional fee is charged to hear the Band of the West play.

Please click on the Air Force Outreach Request System link on the right side of the page to request the Band of the West.

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, contactthe Band of the West Scheduling Department at (210)925-7771 or DSN 945-7771.


Please click on the "Request The Band" link on the right side of the page to request the Air Force Band of the West.

Publicity Kits

Each ensemble has its own unique needs when performing concerts.  Please click on the group’s publicity kit below to view ensemble photos, information, and a stage manager’s guide.

Concert Band
Dimensions In Blue
Top Flight
Velocity
Freedom Brass
Gateway Brass
Spectrum Winds
Mission Winds

Nightwatch
Warhawk
Horizon Saxophone Quartet

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Contact Info.

US Air Force Band of the West
2220 Carswell Ave,
JBSA-Lackland, TX 78236-5500

Main Phone: 210-671-3934

Air Force Song

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Air Force Song - Instrumental
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Sponsor Guide

This is a link to our online sponsor guide. This guide will give you a base of information to get started on what it takes to sponsor a concert for the Band of the West.  With the exception of concert tour performances, requestors may be required to fund the Band of the West's travel, lodging and per diem expenses for performances outside of the San Antonio area.

Sponsor Guide