by Emily Vontom, Published March 17, 2014
The U.S. Air Force Band will present a free public concert at Eastern Michigan University on Wednesday, April 9, 2014. The concert will start at 7:30 p.m. at Pease Auditorium.
The concert will feature the United States Air Force concert band and the Singing Sergeants choir group. The two groups have been traveling together for more than 70 years throughout the United States and the world to represent the military and the United States of America.
“We are very excited to host the U.S. Air Force Band at EMU,” said Melissa Takach, events and outreach coordinator for the EMU Department of Music and Dance. “Not only is this a great patriotic event for the whole community to enjoy, but it really benefits the students within our department as they are able to learn from some of the best musicians in the community.”
The band consists of 53 active duty Airmen instrumentalists that present more than 100 concerts annually and perform a wide variety of arrangements that include classics to popular favorites as well as original works. The Singing Sergeants feature 18 professional vocalists who perform at high-level military and civilian functions to bridge cultural differences and advance positive diplomatic relations through song.
The band and choir travel throughout America to honor those who have served, inspire American citizens’ patriotism and service, and positively impact the global community on behalf of the U.S. Air Force and the United States.
Tickets are not required for this event. However, patrons that obtain tickets will receive seating priority .To request free tickets, visit the EMU bands website or visit the Department of Music & Dance office, N101 Alexander Music Building. For more information, contact EMU bands at 734.487.1430, firstname.lastname@example.org or visit the U.S. Air Force Band's website.