USAF Band Announces 2011 Guest Artist Series!
The United States Air Force Band is proud to announce the 2011 Guest Artist Series! The concerts will feature several star-studded talents: stars from the hit television shows "So You Think You Can Dance" and "Dancing With The Stars" on Feb. 20, and an artist from the world of country music on March 6. Concerts in the series take place at 3 p.m., with doors opening at 2 p.m. The performances will take place at historic Daughters of the American Revolution Constitution Hall in downtown Washington, D.C. Tickets are not needed.
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Please see our calendar for specific information on these and other upcoming performances!
Cornet/Trumpet - Concert Band
Auditions Jan 31 & Feb 1, 2011
Clarinet - Concert Band
Auditions Feb 7, 2011
Soprano - The Singing Sergeants
Auditions Feb 14, 2011
Trombone - Ceremonial Brass
Auditions Feb 22, 2011
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This year's holiday celebration featured the Concert Band, Singing Sergeants and Ceremonial Brass at Daughters of the American Revolution Constitution Hall in "The Best Gift of All". There were appearances by Santa and Mrs. Claus and even the Grinch! The audience was even given a rare opportunity to choose certain selections that were to be performed--a first for The USAF Band.
Concert Band and Singing Sergeants Perform at VMEA
In November, the Concert Band and Singing Sergeants performed at the annual conference of the Virginia Music Educators Association (VMEA) in Norfolk, Va. Chief Master Sgt. William Marr, the noncommissioned officer-in-charge of the Concert Band, was the featured instrumental soloist on the program performing Gunther Schuller's "A Tribute to Rudy". The Singing Sergeants took the stage for "Opera Live", a crowd-pleasing collection of selections from the world of opera. Master Sgt. Shani Prewitt was also featured in the program's finale, "Freedom". It was a privilege for The U.S. Air Force Band to represent the very best of the United States Air Force to the hundreds of students, educators and administrators at the annual VMEA convention.
The United States Air Force Band is continually working to expand our archives and capture details of the historic music made throughout the years. "Recollections" was designed to enlist your help in this process. If you have any behind-the-scenes stories from these events or memories to share from the feature photographs, please email Band Historian Tech. Sgt. Tracey MacDonald at USAFBandHistorian@afncr.af.mil. Thank you and we look forward to hearing from you!
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To read newly-discovered background information pertaining to the photos we included in last month's Cadenza, please click here.