U.S. Air Force Concert Band to Perform Live on Oct. 22
(October 13, 2014) — Armstrong State University will host a live concert featuring The U.S. Air Force Concert Band and Singing Sergeants at the Fine Arts Auditorium on Wednesday, Oct. 22 at 7:30 p.m. Admission is free, but tickets are required. Call 912.344.2556 or visit the AMT Box Office in Armstrong’s Fine Arts Building for tickets.
The performance is the final stop on a two-week tour of Alabama, Florida and Georgia. The concert at Armstrong will feature members of the Concert Band and Singing Sergeants performing a variety of choral and symphonic wind ensemble standards, marches, patriotic crowd-pleasers, as well as vocal and instrumental solos.
The U.S. Air Force Concert Band and Singing Sergeants are two of the six performing ensembles within The United States Air Force Band, the premier musical organization of the U.S. Air Force. Based at Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling in Washington, D.C., The U.S. Air Force Band honors those who have served, inspires American citizens to heightened patriotism and service, and positively impacts the global community on behalf of the U.S. Air Force and the United States of America.
Recent highlights for the Concert Band include performing in the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade and the Presidential Inauguration events, as well as the American Bandmasters Association convention. Members of the Singing Sergeants performed as a part of a joint military chorus to present the National Anthem with acclaimed soprano, Renée Fleming, at Super Bowl XLVIII. Last December, The U.S. Air Force Band received worldwide exposure by creating a holiday flash mob video, which was viewed by more than 30 million people on YouTube and was featured in major worldwide news networks.
The excellence demonstrated by these 80 Airmen musicians is a reflection of the excellence carried out 24 hours a day by Airmen stationed around the globe. These professionals are proud to represent all Airmen, whose selfless service and sacrifices ensure the freedoms we enjoy as American citizens.
Doors will open at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are required until 7:15 p.m., and ticket-holders should be seated by 7:15 p.m. Those who do not have tickets should arrive at 7:15 p.m. All unfilled seats will be released at that time.
For more information about The U.S. Air Force Band, visit http://www.usafband.af.mil.