United States Air Force Concert Band and Singing Sergeants
October 25 | 7:00 pm
The United States Air Force Concert Band and Singing Sergeants are on an exciting tour of Arkansas, Tennessee, North Carolina and Virginia! Please join us for an unforgettable night of great American music and honoring our veterans.
This special event is free and open to the public, but reservations are required.
LOCATION: Schaefer Center for the Performing Arts
INFORMATION AND TICKETS: Contact firstname.lastname@example.org, call 800-841-2787 or 828-262-4046, visit the box office at the Schaefer Center for the Performing Arts, 733 Rivers Street, Boone, NC, or purchase online.
ACCOMMODATION STATEMENT: Appalachian is committed to providing an inclusive experience for individuals with disabilities. If accommodations are needed in order to fully participate on the basis of a disability, contact the Office of Disability Resources (828.262.3056). It is recommended that accommodation requests be made two weeks prior to the event.
FREE Event, reservations required
Wednesday, Oct. 25, 2023 | 7pm; doors open at 6pm
ABOUT THE CONCERT BAND
The Concert Band is the official symphonic wind ensemble of the United States Air Force. Stationed at Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling in Washington, D.C., it is one of six musical ensembles that form The U.S. Air Force Band. Featuring 52 active-duty musicians, the Concert Band performs across the United States via biannual tours, engages the local community in our nation’s capital through numerous concert series, and reaches millions globally through live radio, television, and internet broadcasts. Additionally, Concert Band members perform in smaller chamber ensembles at official military and civilian functions, education outreach events, and local concert venues.
The Concert Band performs a wide variety of music ranging from classical transcriptions and original works to solo features, light classics, popular favorites, and patriotic selections. Remaining faithful to the Air Force’s pioneering spirit, it is renowned as a champion of new works for band, with dozens of world premieres to its credit. The ensemble is sought-after by many of the world’s most highly respected professional musical organizations, including The American Bandmasters Association, the National Association for Music Education, and The Midwest Clinic.
As part of The U.S. Air Force Band, the Concert Band’s mission is to HONOR those who have served, INSPIRE American citizens to heightened patriotism and service, and CONNECT with the global community on behalf of the U.S. Air Force and the United States. The excellence demonstrated by the Concert Band reflects the excellence displayed by all Airmen stationed worldwide, whose selfless service and sacrifices ensure the freedoms enjoyed by citizens of the United States of America.
ABOUT THE SINGING SERGEANTS
Colonel Don Schofield, Commander and Conductor
Stationed at Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling in Washington, D.C., The Singing Sergeants is one of six musical ensembles from The United States Air Force Band and is the official chorus of the United States Air Force. The 24 active-duty musicians support ceremonial and diplomatic functions, education outreach events, and perform concerts throughout Washington, D.C., and the United States.
Formed initially as a men’s chorus in 1945, the Singing Sergeants became the first premier military chorus to enlist women in 1973, increasing their musical versatility. Today, the group’s members use music to bridge language and cultural differences and to help advance positive diplomatic relations through song. The chorus is regularly featured at national music education conferences, including the American Choral Directors Association, the Music Educators National Conference, and Chorus America.
Through The U.S. Air Force Band’s mission, the Singing Sergeants HONOR those who have served, INSPIRE American citizens to heightened patriotism and service, and CONNECT with the global community on behalf of the U.S. Air Force and the United States. The excellence demonstrated by the Singing Sergeants represents all Airmen stationed worldwide, whose sacrifices and selfless service ensure the freedom enjoyed by citizens of the United States of America.