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The Air Force Outreach Division is excited to help you with the coordination of your next event. 
  • The Air Force Aerial Support program provides operational support for eligible events from airshows to professional sporting events. 
  • Air Force Bands inspire immediate, positive, and long-lasting impressions of the United States Air Force and the United States of America in the hearts and minds of our audiences. Performing worldwide, our musicians honor, inspire and connect, reaching over six million listeners at over five thousand live and televised events each year
  • Air Force Speakers offer the American people, young and old, the opportunity to hear what it's like to be an Airman and understand why Airmen proudly serve this country. 
  • The Air Force Honor Guard participates in many different types of events and may be available for yours. 
  • The Air Force Entertainment Liaison Office coordinates all Air Force support of commercial motion pictures, television programs, documentaries, and other productions.

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Air Force Outreach works to put you, the community, in touch with your United States Air Force. The Air Force has assembled a comprehensive network of resources, designed especially for the American people, to bring the U.S. Air Force to your front door. From speakers to books and motion pictures to flyovers by our world-renowned Thunderbirds, the Air Force is here for you. 

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Congratulations to our newest Master Sergeant selects! These individuals have made incredible contributions to our unit and we are so proud of their tremendous work! Kristin Cazenave, trumpeter with the Ceremonial Brass Matthew Dannan, Chief Music Librarian Adrian Holton, trumpeter with the Ceremonial Brass Jeremy Klenke, clarinetist with the Concert Band Kaz Kruszewski, bass trombonist with the Ceremonial Brass Val Lukashuk, trumpeter with the Concert Band Ricky Parrell, saxophonist with the Concert Band Nalani Quintello, singer with Max Impact Mike Ramos, trumpeter with the Ceremonial Brass
A change of command is a time-honored military tradition. The United States Air Force Band is proud to provide musical support in a ceremony today where Lt. Gen. Guastella will relinquish command of the U.S. Air Forces Central Command to Lt. Gen. Guillot. Tune in right here at 12 p.m. EDT to watch!
Harpist Technical Sgt. Gréta Ásgeirsson prepares for the start of our July 4 concert, "A Tribute to the American Spirit." A hangar at Joint Base Andrews was transformed into a concert hall for this special live-streamed concert. You can find an archive of the performance here: https://youtu.be/qscLdKLdarE (Photo by CMSgt Kevin Burns)
NOTES FROM HOME | Music builds connections in a way that nothing else can. Meet Fumio Ogawa, a former engineer for the Narita International Airport - 成田国際空港. Now pursuing his passion for music, Mr. Ogawa is currently the principal bassist of the Chiba Chamber Ensemble and board chairman for the Chiba Music Friend Foundation. In this role, he helped build a partnership between the Chiba Youth Orchestra and the McLean Youth Orchestra. On a recent trip to the U.S. with the youth orchestra, he and his students visited the USAF Band, where he had the opportunity to meet Air Force Strings' bassist Technical Sgt. Victor Holmes. Here, the two collaborated virtually to perform one of J.S. Bach's most recognized works, "Minuet in G Major." Minuet in G Major - J.S. Bach Arranged by George Vance Musicians Technical Sgt. Victor Holmes Mr. Fumio Ogawa Video Credits Col. Don Schofield - Executive Producer Master Sgt. Emily Wellington - Producer Technical Sgt. Tim Hilgert - Audio/Video Editor
SOLOIST SPOTLIGHTS | We were honored to collaborate with some extraordinarily talented soloists for our 4th of July holiday spectacular. Award-winning bass soloist Soloman Howard gave stirring renditions of “The Battle Hymn of the Republic”, “The Impossible Dream” from Man of La Mancha, and “Lift Every Voice and Sing.” Internationally acclaimed violin soloist Joshua Bell and virtuosic soprano soloist Larisa Martinez also appeared as guest artists performing selections from Leonard Bernstein’s “West Side Story” and Franz Schubert’s “Ave Maria.” To hear their performance, please visit our archived event on the USAF Band’s YouTube page at https://youtu.be/qscLdKLdarE (Photos by CMSgt Kevin Burns) Joint Base Andrews | Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling | Larisa Martínez- Soprano
HONORING OUR VETERANS | Over one hundred veterans are laid to rest each week at Arlington National Cemetery. These services take place in even the most extreme conditions - cold, heat, rain, snow, and even during a global pandemic. Members of the Ceremonial Brass are proud to provide musical support at these services, comforting family members and ensuring that each service member is laid to rest with great honor and distinction. Pictured here, Senior Master Sgt. Brian Mann warms up and ensures his instrument is ready to go prior to the start of a ceremony last week.
BEHIND THE SCENES | Putting together a nationally live-streamed event like our spectacular 4th of July broadcast is truly a team effort! Our production team worked around the clock at two separate locations to bring this musical masterpiece to life. To view this archived live event, please visit the USAF Band’s YouTube channel - https://youtu.be/qscLdKLdarE (Photos by CMSgt Kevin Burns) Joint Base Andrews | Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling
AMERICA'S GOT TALENT | We have two exciting openings in Max Impact; male vocalist, and guitar. Applicants must be able to perform in rock, country, and pop genres. As the premier rock band of the U.S. Air Force, expect to perform regularly at major festivals, tour nationally, and produce audio/video recordings. If you know someone that has powerhouse vocals or can shred on the guitar share this with them in the comments below. The deadline for submissions is September 8. Follow the link below! 🎸🇺🇸🎤 https://www.music.af.mil/Bands/The-United-States-Air-Force-Band/About-Us/Careers-in-The-United-States-Air-Force-Band/ The U.S. Air Force Band's hiring process provides equal opportunity and treatment for all members regardless of race, color, sex, religion, or sexual orientation. Backstage | Vocalizr.com | StarNow | allcasting.com | Entertainers Worldwide Jobs
MILITARY MUSIC TRADITIONS | The bugle call "Tattoo" signals that all lights are to be extinguished and all loud noises and talking are to stop one hour after the call is sounded. This bugle call dates back to the 17th century, and was used to summon troops back to their garrison for the nightly roll call. Here, the call was sounded by Technical Sgt. Mike Brest as part of the most recent Air Force Birthday Tattoo.
Inside a hangar at Joint Base Andrews, site of our July 4th livestream "A Tribute to the American Spirit." (photo by CMSgt Kevin Burns)
NOTES FROM HOME | While our rehearsal hall in Hangar 2 might have been silent for the past few months, the musicians of The United States Air Force Band have been hard at work at home continuing to hone their skills to prepare for future performances. To showcase our musicians' hard work, we are releasing a new video series entitled "Notes from Home". For the first time, members of the The United States Air Force Band are sharing performances from their homes and connecting with you through the power of social media. Today's video features members of the percussion section from four of the band's six performing flights - the Ceremonial Brass, the Singing Sergeants, rock band Max Impact, and the Concert Band. Project organizer, Senior Master Sgt. Randy Gorman, explains, "I wanted to do this video for a couple of reasons. First, the composer of the piece John S. Pratt, an Army veteran, recently passed away on 6 April, 2020, and we wanted to do something as a tribute to him. In addition to being a writer of music for drummers in the rudimental style, he was also the instructor of drumming at West Point for their group "The Hellcats". Additionally, as we are all separated and not able to drum together, I thought this was a good way for drummers from across the AF Band to collaborate, albeit virtually. Percussionists in the AF Band specialize in various areas of percussion- concert percussion, marching percussion, jazz drumset, rock drumset, etc. However, all members must be able to play together in a rudimental style for ceremonies and parades. The piece "Gladstone Cadets" is one of 14 solos written by Pratt for his book, 14 Modern Contest Solos." Please enjoy the USAF Band Percussionists' performance of "Gladstone Cadets" by John S. Pratt! Percussionists Chief Master Sgt. Chris Martin Chief Master Sgt. Daniel Valadie Senior Master Sgt. Randy Gorman Senior Master Sgt. Nathan Lavy Senior Master Sgt. Brian Mann Master Sgt. Adam Green Master Sgt. Thomas Rarick Technical Sgt. Daniel Dowling Technical Sgt. Matthew Penland Technical Sgt. Kenneth Riehman Technical Sgt. Bradley Robinson Technical Sgt. Gabriel Staznik Video Credits Colonel Don Schofield - Executive Producer Senior Master Sgt. Randy Gorman - Producer Chief Master Sgt. Dennis Hoffmann - Video/Audio Editor Discussions in Percussion | Drum Corps International | Percussive Arts Society
Today would have been the 109th birthday of LaVerne Sophia from the Andrews Sisters! Let's celebrate her buoyant and uplifting music with a performance of "Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy", performed here by the Singing Sergeants and The United States Air Force Band. We hope this tune brings you as much joy today as when you first heard it! (Video by Chief Master Sgt. Dennis Hoffmann)
Music is so powerful! This reaction video will hit you in the feels as you see someone experience our video of "God Bless The U.S.A." for the very first time! It was such a joy to work with Lee Greenwood and Home Free to make this music come alive in a new way. If you haven't seen the original cover yet, make sure to check it out here (https://youtu.be/gs0fxy8rHo8) and let us know what you think!
We are so grateful to have collaborated with Home Free and Lee Greenwood on a new cover of “God Bless The U.S.A.” What a way to celebrate the Fourth of July! If you haven’t seen the video, check it out here: https://youtu.be/gs0fxy8rHo8
WE'RE LIVE! If you are experiencing technical difficulties with the "Tribute to the American Spirit" stream please head over to our YouTube page. Thank you for your patience. Have an amazing July 4th! #USAFBandJuly4 Washington Performing Arts | National Harbor
VIP SEATING | We've saved you a seat for our July 4th celebration! So grab a program, your favorite snack or beverage, and take your place at the best seat in the house - your house! We'll see you at 4 p.m. EST, right here on Facebook!
THANK YOU | Lee Greenwood re-vamped his landmark song "God Bless The U.S.A." for the first time since it debuted in 1984 while collaborating with Home Free and our own Singing Sergeants! The song, affectionately referred to as "Proud To Be An American," has proven to still tug at the heartstrings of this great nation. Watch the full video here: https://www.facebook.com/watch/?v=192530785512855
JULY 4 GUEST ARTIST | Soprano Larisa Martínez is "highly praised for her warm quality of voice." She was recently featured in a concert version of "West Side Story" at Festival Napa Valley, so we can't wait to hear her dazzle and delight as she performs the most iconic music of Leonard Bernstein with The Air Force Symphony Orchestra! We hope that you join us tomorrow at 4 p.m. EST, right here on Facebook for our July 4 celebration, "A Tribute to the American Spirit." Larisa Martínez- Soprano
JULY 4 GUEST ARTIST | We are thrilled to be celebrating the 4th of July with violinist Joshua Bell! He will be joining the Air Force Symphony Orchestra in a live-streamed concert tomorrow afternoon at 4 p.m. EST. Tune in to hear him perform music from "West Side Story", Vivaldi's "Four Seasons," and more! The concert will be live-streamed right here on our Facebook page - we hope to "see" you there! You can also catch the livestream here: https://www.nationalharbor.com/july4/ National Harbor | Washington Performing Arts
JULY 4 GUEST ARTIST | You do not want to miss the powerful bass sonorities of acclaimed opera star Soloman Howard! He will be joining The United States Air Force Band for our live-streamed concert TOMORROW at 4 p.m. EST. You'll hear him perform fan favorites such as "The Impossible Dream" and "Lift Every Voice and Sing." We hope you'll join us!