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Compromised of two trumpets, horn, trombone, tuba, percussion, and a vocalist. The world-class musicians of Offutt Brass showcase the Air Force's excellence and precision in every performance. Their engaging presentations feature a wide repertoire of classical selections, patriotic favorites, jazz and popular music, new compositions and distinctive arrangements. More...
Raptor, the commercial music ensemble from the USAF Heartland of America Band, is made up of two vocalists, keyboards, guitar, bass, drums, and an audio engineer. With an extraordinary stage presence and range of music from classic Rock & Roll, country standards, and patriotic favorites to the chart-topping hits of today, the outstanding musicians of Raptor develop lasting connections with audiences of all ages. More...
HEARTLAND OF AMERICA BAND
The combined elements of Raptor & Offutt Brass form the Heartland of America Band: an innovative and dynamic 14-member ensemble that provides world-class entertainment for the whole family. From community outreach performances to high-level military functions, this exciting rock band with full horn section brings a unique and diverse combination of musical styles to the concert stage. More...
JAZZ | PROTOCOL COMBOS
The USAF Heartland of America Band provides a variety of musical group configurations for background, dinner, and featured entertainment in support of 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.
HERALD TRUMPET ENSEMBLE
The Herald Trumpet Ensemble typically performs with 5 brass instrumentalists and a percussionist. The brass instruments used include the E-flat soprano, two B-flat mezzo-sopranos, a B-flat tenor, and Bb bass trumpet. The brightly colored banners or tabards that hang from the bell of each instrument serve to enhance the visual effect of the ensemble. The Herald Trumpet Ensemble is often requested for official military functions, civic ceremonies, as well as major sporting and community events, performing musical honors for dignitaries, heroic fanfares and the national anthem.
Buglers from the USAF Heartland of America Band perform for official military functions, ceremonies, funerals, and other events that meet the performance request requirements. Common bugle calls include Reveille, Retreat, Taps, and To The Color
Vocalists from the USAF Heartland of America Band perform for official military functions, as well as major sporting and community events, providing an additional level of decorum and honor to these occasions.
Individual musicians from the USAF Heartland of America Band are available for guest featured appearances with community musical organizations and educational institutions. They can also provide masterclasses, clinics and presentations on a variety of related topics.
To request a performance for your community event or official military function, click here:
Air Force Outreach Request System
AFORS instructions and FAQ
For scheduling assistance & questions regarding performance policies, please contact:
Mr. Doug Roe
Director of Operations