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October 9, 2012 > U.S. Air Force Concert Band and Singing Sergeants

U.S. Air Force Concert Band and Singing Sergeants

Submitted By Tedd Baker

Don't miss a rare area performance by the premiere United States Air Force Concert Band and Singing Sergeants. These groups will treat the Tri-Cities community to a free concert at Chabot College on Friday, October 12.

The Concert Band is the largest musical ensemble of The United States Air Force. This world-class symphonic wind ensemble presents over 100 concerts annually and performs a repertoire from light classics, popular favorites and instrumental features, to classical transcriptions and original works for the band idiom. Its members represent the best of the best in musical talent and education within the Air Force. Remaining true to the Air Force's pioneering spirit, the Concert Band has established an international reputation as a champion of new works for band, with dozens of world premieres to its credit. In fact, the Band sponsors a biennial competition to ensure that new compositions will continue to be produced.

The Singing Sergeants, official chorus of the United States Air Force, is one of the world's most versatile and traveled choral organizations. It is also one of a select few singing groups internationally recognized for its commitment to excellence in vocal performance. Originally formed in 1945 from within the ranks of The United States Air Force Band, the chorus is now composed entirely of professional vocalists who have come from leading colleges, universities, and music conservatories throughout the world, all sergeants in the United States Air Force. Available positions are filled by audition only and are reserved for those singers who demonstrate the finest qualities of musicianship and vocal production.

Pick up free tickets for the performance at Piano's Plus in Hayward, the Information Desk at Hayward Public Library and Weekes Library Branch, San Leandro Chamber of Commerce (inside Bayfair between Fresh Choice and Chevy's), Newark Chamber of Commerce (Monday, Tuesday and Thursday only), and Chabot College.

USAF Concert Band and Singing Sergeants
Friday, Oct 12
7 p.m.
Chabot College
Reed L. Buffington Visual and Performing Arts Center
25555 Hesperian Blvd., Hayward
(510) 723-6976

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