Troy University to host performance by U.S Air Force Concert Band, Singing Sergeants

Posted: Tuesday, 23 September 2014

TROY - Troy University will host the United States Air Force Concert Band and the Singing Sergeants on Monday, Oct. 13, in a concert sponsored by the University Bands and the John M. Long School of Music.

The concert will be held at 7 p.m. inside the Claudia Crosby Theater on the Troy Campus. Tickets are free and available to the public on a first-come, first-served basis.

"This concert will be a great opportunity to see two of our nation's premier military musical ensembles, and we are proud to bring this performance to Troy University," said Dr. Mark Walker, TROY's Director of Bands.

The U.S. Air Force Concert Band is the premier symphonic wind ensemble of the U.S. Air Force. It is the largest of the six musical ensembles that comprise the Air Force Band, and features 53 active duty Airmen musicians. The Concert Band performs throughout the United States via biannual tours, live radio, television and Internet broadcasts, as well as at local concerts across metropolitan Washington, D.C.

The Singing Sergeants is the official chorus of the Air Force. Featuring 23 active duty Airmen musicians, the Singing Sergeants presents more than 200 performances annually performing a wide range of musical styles, from traditional Americana, opera, and choral standards to modern Broadway and jazz.

Both ensembles are stationed at Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling in Washington, D.C.

For tickets, or more information, contact the Band Office at (334) 670-3281 or troyband@troy.edu.