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Popular “Heritage to Horizons” Concert Series to Return This Summer

The Heritage to Horizons Concert Series returns for a second year, honoring Air Force Heritage and celebrating today's global air power. Photo by Master Sgt. Grant Langford/released

The Heritage to Horizons Concert Series returns for a second year, honoring Air Force Heritage and celebrating today's global air power. (Photo by Master Sgt. Grant Langford/released)

Washington, D.C. --

Last year, the United States Air Force Band began a recurring, ceremonial event that would honor those who support the United States Air Force. It is entitled “Heritage to Horizons.” This unique set of themed concerts at the U.S. Air Force Memorial returns for a second year, with four events scheduled to occur monthly from May through August. 


“Heritage to Horizons” concerts will honor the rich history of the Air Force with impeccable demonstrations by the Air Force Honor Guard Drill Team as well as world-class music, featuring musicians from the Airmen of Note, Concert Band, Max Impact, Strolling Strings, Singing Sergeants, and the Ceremonial Brass Drum Line. From Glenn Miller's Army Air Forces dance band to more modern radio hits, the program spanning seven decades of music will conclude with a patriotic finale, ensuring there is something for everyone in the family to enjoy.

The special performances connect America with Airmen, strengthen esprit de corps and build partnerships. This summer, each “Heritage to Horizons” event will honor specific patriots, including members of Congress, Gold Star Families, and former POWs.

Please note there will be security checkpoints along the perimeter of the Air Force Memorial for these concerts. Shuttle busses from locations near the memorial will be provided. These busses will deliver concert attendees to the security checkpoint at the entrance to the memorial. For shuttle bus and parking information, please visit the Heritage to Horizons website here

Here are the dates and themes for each “Heritage to Horizons” concerts: 


“Maximizing Military Readiness” on Wednesday, May 16
Friday, June 8
Friday, July 13
Friday, August 24


For seven decades, the U.S. Air Force has been breaking barriers as a member of the finest joint war fighting team on the planet. This summer, come visit the U.S. Air Force Memorial and witness the excellence that is the United States Air Force.

All concerts begin at 7:30 p.m. and are subject to weather cancellation. For cancellation updates, follow us on Twitter @USAFBand and Facebook at The U.S. Air Force Band. You can also visit us on the web at www.usafband.af.mil or call the concert line at 202-767-5658.