The Advancing Innovation through Music (AIM) program began in 2013 when sequestration prevented The United States Air Force Band from traveling outside of the Washington, D.C. area. The AIM program grew quickly and now serves more than 22,000 students annually through various in-person and virtual educational outreach initiatives worldwide. It fosters positive relationships with academic communities of all ages by providing students access to the Band's musicians. Through live/virtual clinics and masterclasses, school assembly concerts, student collaborations, military musician career panels, tours of the Band facility, rehearsal observations, and side-by-side performances, the AIM program offers a wide range of programming.
AIM has created new, innovative ways to keep music alive for students across the nation and around the world with the launch of virtual outreach programs. In addition to the synchronous programs listed below, new 30-minute asynchronous presentations are now available for educators to use during online/hybrid or special in-person class periods.