U.S. Air Force Concert Band and Singing Sergeants
“Breaking Barriers —
U.S. Air Force 70th Birthday”
Colonel Larry H. Lang,
Commander and Conductor
Monday, October 23, 2017 • 7:30 p.m.
This concert is free, but tickets are required.
Mackey ~ High Wire
Sousa ~ The Aviators
Maslanka ~ Concerto for Saxophone
Watters ~ Forged in Fire
Puccini/arr. Barrow ~ “Quando m'en vo” from La Bohéme
Wildhorn & Bricusse/arr. MacTaggart ~ “This is the Moment” from Jekyll and Hyde
Mahr ~ Into the Air
~ Intermission ~
Williams/trans. Lavender ~ “March” from 1941
U.S. Air Force Arranging Staff ~ WWII Musical Salute
Proud to Serve: A Patriotic Salute
About the Ensembles
With its present home on Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling in Washington, D.C., THE UNITED STATES AIR FORCE BAND is the Air Force’s premier musical organization. Since its formation in 1941 as the Army Air Forces Band, the excellence demonstrated by the Band's Airmen musicians has reflected the excellence carried out 24 hours a day by Airmen stationed around the globe. Today, The Air Force Band consists of six performing groups: Air Force Strings, Airmen of Note, Ceremonial Brass, Concert Band, Max Impact and Singing Sergeants. This premier musical unit continues to honor those who serve, inspire patriotism and military service in fellow citizens and impact the global community positively. They proudly represent the U.S. Air Force and United States of America around the world.
The CONCERT BAND and SINGING SERGEANTS perform together on a regular basis, representing the U.S. Air Force and our country as part of The United States Air Force Band. They also frequently perform for national television broadcasts and online videos, including the Band’s annual holiday flash mobs, which have been viewed by millions worldwide. Whether these groups are performing in the metropolitan Washington, D.C. area, throughout our great country or around the world, they are proud to represent all Airmen, whose selfless service and sacrifice ensure the freedoms we enjoy as citizens of the United States.