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Dimensions in Blue
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The Dimensions in Blue jazz ensemble, from the United States Air Force Band of the West, generates a unique excitement through performances of America’s only original art form: Jazz. As one of the Air Force’s finest and most versatile big bands, Dimensions in Blue features 18 talented musicians from around the More ...
Warhawk
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Warhawk is a dynamic “horn band” from the United States Air Force Band of the West stationed at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland. This ensemble was formed in 2003 and consists of eight highly skilled Airman musicians; piano, guitar, bass, drums, trumpet, trombone, saxophone and vocals. Their outstanding versatility and flexibility allows the group to cross several music genres by performing classic Rock, R&B, Pop, Jazz, Latin, Country and Patriotic favorites. More ...
Spectrum Winds
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Spectrum Winds, a component of the United States Air Force Band of the West, brings the highest standards of musical excellence to its audiences with a passion to honor our past heroes, inspire the present generation, communicate the Air Force story, and recruit future generations of Airmen. Composed of six world-class musicians, Spectrum Winds explores the diverse world of chamber music for winds and percussion, exposing audiences to traditional woodwind quintet literature, Latin, jazz, Celtic and more. More ...
Concert Band
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The Concert Band is a 45-member ensemble that represents the Air Force by performing for formal military ceremonies, educational clinics, and public concerts throughout the Southern United States. At every performance they offer a wide range of entertaining music to their audiences. The band’s repertoire consists of music from the Renaissance through the present day, from symphonic band literature to Broadway musicals, and from Sousa marches to today’s popular hits. More ...
Gateway Brass
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Gateway Brass is a brass quintet with percussion which proudly showcases military professionalism at DoD ceremonies and entertaining public concerts throughout the Gulf Coast region on behalf of the United States Air Force. This virtuoso group of active duty Airman musicians performs an exciting range of musical styles spanning five centuries. More ...
Top Flight
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Top Flight is the USAF Band of the West’s response to America’s demand for classic rock ‘n’ roll, R&B, country, and current pop music heard on top 40’s radio stations. Like other ensembles within the USAF Band of the West, Top Flight performs in support of official military gatherings, Air Force recruiting, and community relations events. They provide a variety of music for dances, dinner shows, and receptions. They are also able to reach thousands of school children each year with an important, socially relevant “Stay in School” and “Say No to Drugs” message. More ...
Ceremonial Band
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The Ceremonial Marching Band is probably the most visible of all the units in the USAF Band of the West. It can be seen at military ceremonies, parades, conventions, professional sports arenas, and other events all over the Southwest. Their crisp military precision and musicality promote the Air Force's image of professionalism and dedication.  Every U.S. President since John F. Kennedy has seen this group, along with Queen Elizabeth II of England and numerous other dignitaries. The Ceremonial Marching Band is a permanent fixture at both the Fiesta Flambeau and the Battle of the Flowers parades at Fiesta in San Antonio.  More ...
Herald Brass
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The United States Air Force Band of the West from Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, Texas is a musical organization with an outstanding record of achievement. Acclaimed as "great family entertainment...a most versatile group," the band has won the hearts of millions of music lovers throughout the United States.  More ...
Horizon Saxophone Quartet
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Horizon Saxophone Quartet, a component of the United States Air Force Band of the West, brings the highest standards of musical excellence to its audiences. Fashioned after a traditional concert band saxophone section and comprised of four world-class instrumentalists, The Horizon Saxophone Quartet promotes the concept of using chamber ensembles in musical support of Air Force recruiting and retention, troop morale, and community relations missions. More ...
Brass in Blue
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The United States Air Force Band of the West is proud to present Brass in Blue. The newest performing ensemble in the Band of the West, Brass in Blue combines the sounds of brass, percussion and vocals in a flexible group presenting a variety of music including traditional military marches, symphonic masterpieces, Jazz and Broadway show tunes. Each performance is guaranteed to have something for every listener. More ...
Mission Winds
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Mission Winds, the Clarinet Quartet, from the United States Air Force Band of the West, is stationed at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, Texas. The ensemble, comprised of Eb, Bb, and Bass Clarinets, is dedicated to presenting to its audiences the total spectrum of today’s musical literature. More ...
Freedom Brass
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Freedom Brass, the brass ensemble of the United States Air Force Band of the West, is stationed at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, Texas. The ensemble is comprised of two trumpets, French horn, trombone, tuba, and percussion and is dedicated to presenting to its audiences the total spectrum of today’s musical literature. More ...

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