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The United States Air Force Band presents more than 2,000 performances each year providing music for official military functions and ceremonies as well as civic events and public concerts. If you represent an organization seeking support from The Air Force Band or wish to sponsor a public concert, please read the guidelines on this page.

tabPublic Performances & Civic Events 
The United States Air Force Band may perform for public and civic events (including those that are commercially sponsored) if the event is of general interest or benefit to a local, state or national community.

The Band may not participate in events that are designed to increase business traffic, raise charitable donations or are associated with a religious or ideological movement, such as a Christmas parade, worship service or political gathering.

The Band may perform for a wide variety of public and civic events. However, these performances generally fall into one of two categories.

Patriotic openers, approximately 15 to 20 minutes in length, serve to initiate the formal portion of a military, civic or governmental event. In this setting, the Band may perform a program of military and patriotic selections prior to the formal presentation of the Colors. The musical program must include the national anthem unless the ceremony includes a recital of the Pledge of Allegiance. During patriotic openers, the Band may not provide music for entertainment, such as dancing music, cocktail and dinner music or concert and show music.

Public concerts in a traditional concert hall, outdoor venue or parade must be free and open to the public. However, the Band may perform at fairs, exhibitions and similar events with admission fees if the performance is incidental to the primary event, and no additional fee is charged to hear the Band play.
tabOfficial Military Functions 
Air Force Bands provide a wide range of musical support for official active duty, Guard and Reserve unit military functions.  Examples include:  military ceremonies, base open houses, dinings in/out, unit morale events, military recognition events, and military honors.  These events promote esprit de corps, troop morale and quality of life initiatives. 
tabSponsor Request Forms 
Tour Sponsorship
Please contact bandtours@afncr.af.mil if you are interested hosting the USAF Band at your suitable venue on one of our upcoming tours.

Downloadable Request Form Online
This Band request form is a copy of the DD form 2536 that provides us the information we require from all sponsors to request military Honor Guard and Band support. Please complete the letter by filling in the required information. If you need help or have any questions, please email us, or call (202) 767-9253.

You may return the completed letter by e-mail to USAFBand_Scheduling@afncr.af.mil,
or fax it to (202) 767-2801 or DSN 297-2801. 

The Military District of Washington (MDW) coordinates all requests for military band appearances at public events and non-Air Force, official military and federal government functions within the National Capital Region. For further assistance for requests within the MDW, please contact the MDW at 202-685-4990 or 202-685-2007 or via the MDW ceremonial request website at: http://mdwhome.mdw.army.mil/ceremonial-support/requesting-ceremonial-support
tabDownload Sponsor Information 
For many of The United States Air Force Band's performances we rely on the generous support of community sponsors. We offer downloadable materials including flyers, newspaper ads and tickets to assist our concert sponsors in publicizing the Band's performances.

Airmen of Note Downloadable Sponsor Materials

Concert Band & Singing Sergeants Downloadable Sponsor Materials


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