The Concert Band is the official symphonic wind ensemble of the United States Air Force. Stationed at Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling in Washington, D.C., it is one of six musical ensembles that form The U.S. Air Force Band. Featuring 52 active-duty musicians, the Concert Band performs across the United States via biannual tours, engages the local community in our nation's capital through numerous concert series, and reaches millions globally through live radio, television, and internet broadcasts. Additionally, Concert Band members perform in smaller chamber ensembles at official military and civilian functions, education outreach events, and local concert venues.
The Concert Band performs a wide variety of music ranging from classical transcriptions and original works to solo features, light classics, popular favorites, and patriotic selections. Remaining faithful to the Air Force's pioneering spirit, it is renowned as a champion of new works for band, with dozens of world premieres to its credit. The ensemble is sought-after by many of the world's most highly respected professional musical organizations, including The American Bandmasters Association, the National Association for Music Education, and The Midwest Clinic.
As part of The U.S. Air Force Band, the Concert Band’s mission is to HONOR those who have served, INSPIRE American citizens to heightened patriotism and service, and CONNECT with the global community on behalf of the U.S. Air Force and the United States. The excellence demonstrated by the Concert Band reflects the excellence displayed by all Airmen stationed worldwide, whose selfless service and sacrifices ensure the freedoms enjoyed by citizens of the United States of America.