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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.
Typically requested programs include:
· Ensemble workshops
· Discussions about military band careers
· Conducting classes
· Pre-recorded 30-minute educational videos
Elementary through college-level programming is available for:
· Jazz Band/Combo
· Chamber Ensemble (strings, winds, brass, or percussion)
To request an AIM event at your school, schedule a virtual event, or inquire about a facility tour and rehearsal observation at Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling in Washington, D.C., please contact Master Sgt. David Kucharski at firstname.lastname@example.org. To make an official request, e-mail the completed DD Form 2536 and submit it to the 11th Operations Group Band Scheduler at 11.OG.USAF.Band-Scheduling@us.af.mil