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Join the Airmen of Note on our upcoming tour of Montana, Wyoming, and South Dakota as we perform an eclectic program ranging from big band hits of the 1940's to brand new compositions written for this tour!

Created in 1950 to continue the tradition of Major Glenn Miller’s Army Air Forces dance band, the Airmen of Note consists of 17 active-duty musicians and one vocalist. Stationed at Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling in Washington, D.C., it is one of six musical ensembles that make up the The U.S. Air Force Band.

Through the years, the Airmen of Note has presented its own brand of big band jazz to audiences via annual tours across the United States, deployments around the world and local performances throughout metropolitan Washington, D.C. Their commitment to musical excellence has earned the respect of the foremost jazz artists from around the globe, leading to many collaborative performances and recordings with such luminaries as Dizzy Gillespie, Joe Williams, Sarah Vaughan and Doc Severinsen.

In 1990, the Airmen of Note established the Jazz Heritage Series, featuring the “Note” in concert with legendary icons of jazz. The Jazz Heritage Series is broadcast to millions over National Public Radio, independent jazz radio stations, satellite radio services and the Internet. In addition, the “Note” has a legacy of trend-setting recordings, including “Cool Yule” and “Global Reach,” which both climbed near the top of the JazzWeek radio charts.

As part of The U.S. Air Force Band, the Airmen of Note honors those who have served, inspires American citizens to heightened patriotism and service, and connects the global community on behalf of the U.S. Air Force and the United States. The excellence demonstrated by the Band is a reflection of the excellence displayed by Airmen stationed around the globe. Each member is proud to represent all Airmen, whose selfless service and sacrifices ensure the freedoms we enjoy as citizens of the United States of America.

All concerts are free with general admission - no reserved seats. Please click the links below for venue-specific ticketing information. 


  • May 1 - Missoula, MT 7pm

    Sentinel High School Large Gymnasium
    901 South Ave. W.,
    Missoula, MT 59801
    For more info,
    please contact (406) 207-5638

  • May 2 - Butte, MT 7pm

    Butte Civic Center
    1340 Harrison Ave 
    Butte, MT  59701

    For more info,
    please contact (406) 497-6441


  • May 3 - Bozeman, MT 7:30pm

    The Willson Auditorium
    404 W Main St.
    Bozeman, MT  59715

    For more info,
    please contact (406) 522-6047


  • May 4 - Billings, MT 7:30pm

    Billings West High School
    2201 St Johns Ave
    Billings, MT  59102

    For more info,
    please contact (406) 522-6017

  • May 5 - Sheridan, WY 3pm

    Sheridan Junior High School
    500 Lewis St, Sheridan, WY  82801
    For more info, please contact (307) 672-9745

  • May 6 - Gillette, WY 7pm

    CAM-plex Energy Hall Ballroom
    1635 Reata Dr.
    Gillette, WY  82718
    For more info,
    please contact (307) 689-3201

  • May 7 - Rapid City, SD 7pm

    Performing Arts Center of Rapid City
    601 Columbus St, Rapid City, SD  57701
    For more info,
    please contact (605) 716-0616