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The United States Air Force Academy Band
Colorado Springs, CO

Holly and Ivy 2023

Celebrate the holiday season with your United States Air Force Academy Band’s Holly and Ivy concerts!

This year’s concert will capture the diverse holiday music traditions across the nation. The show features six performance teams ranging from Classical chamber music to big band Jazz, to Pop and Country. From classic “sing-along” favorites and stories to exciting arrangements from The United States Air Force Academy Band members, the show has something for all ages and tastes.

The United States Air Force Academy Band proudly represents the Air Force Academy as the leading educational institution developing and inspiring air and space leaders of character with a vision for tomorrow. As one of two Air Force premier musical organizations, the Academy Band maintains a rigorous performance schedule in support of Cadet and Air Force troop morale, recruiting and community outreach. For over 60 years, the Academy Band has used the power of music to inspire Air Force personnel and the nation they serve, produce innovative musical programs and products, and communicate Air Force excellence to millions around the globe.

The United States Air Force Academy Band appears on behalf of Lieutenant General Richard Clark, Superintendent of the United States Air Force Academy.

All performances are free and open to the public, but tickets are suggested. Please see the 🎫 links and information to claim your free ticket

Pueblo Memorial Hall (📍1 City Hall Place, Pueblo, CO)
🔸Monday, December 4, 2023, 7PM
🔸Tuesday, December 5, 2023, 7PM
🎫 Tickets are available for pickup at the Memorial Hall Box Office.

Westminster High School (📍6933 Raleigh St, Westminster, CO)
🔸Thursday, December 7, 2023, 7PM

Vance Brand Auditorium (📍600 E Mountain View Ave, Longmont, CO)
🔸Saturday, December 9, 2023, 7PM

Pikes Peak Center (📍190 S Cascade Ave, Colorado Springs, CO)
🔸Monday, December 11, 2023, 7PM
🔸Tuesday, December 12, 2023, 7PM
🎫 Tickets are available for pickup at the Pikes Peak Center Box Office beginning on November 25th.

Cherokee Trail High School (📍25901 E Arapahoe Rd, Aurora, CO)
🔸Friday, December 15, 2023, 7PM

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Please contact us at or (719)556-9916 if you have any question or concern. Hope to see you all soon!


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The United States Air Force Academy Band

Originally established in 1955 at Lowry Air Force Base near Denver, Colorado, the United States Air Force Academy Band, located in Colorado Springs, uses the power of music to honor our nation's flag, leaders and veterans; inspire Airmen and Guardians and the next generation to serve; and connect the Department of the Air Force to the American public and audiences around the world. One of only two Air Force premier bands and the only Department of Defense premier band located west of the Appalachian Mountains, the United States Air Force Academy Band provides year-round support to the United States Air Force Academy and the more than 4,000 cadets in the cadet wing, helping develop outstanding leaders of character who will serve our country as officers in the United States Air Force and United States Space Force. Moreover, performance teams travel throughout the United States assisting the Air Force Academy in recruiting students excited to pursue a world-class education and rewarding career.

Beyond supporting the United States Air Force Academy, the band travels throughout the states of Colorado, Idaho, Kansas, Montana, New Mexico, North and South Dakota, Utah, and Wyoming showcasing the excellence and professionalism of the United States Air Force and the Air Force Academy. These community relations concerts seek to inspire patriotism and service, and connect our nation’s citizens to their armed forces.  Performing groups and individuals also regularly offer clinics to junior high, high school, and university students. Furthermore, band members are honored to deploy in support of the United States Air Forces Central Command mission, promoting troop morale, diplomacy, and outreach to international communities. Typically, the United States Air Force Academy Band shares information about the Air Force and Air Force Academy missions with 1.5 million live audience members, 75 million television viewers, and over 400,000 radio listeners each year.

Under the command of Colonel Michael J. Willen, the 60 professional Airman-musicians of the United States Air Force Academy Band come together to create nine professional ensembles that have been featured in Carnegie Hall, the Grand Ole Opry, on Fox & Friends and SiriusXM radio. Whatever the event, the men and women of the United States Air Force Academy Band are prepared and proud to serve the Air Force and Air Force Academy missions around the world.



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