Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Reserve band, Museum of Aviation team up for Concert in the Park Series (Robins AFB)

The Band of the U.S. Air Force Reserve and the Museum of Aviation will present their annual free Concert in the Park series at the Museum’s amphitheatre the last three Tuesdays in September starting at 7 p.m.

Reserve Generation will kick off the Concert in the Park series followed by the Jazz Ensemble. Wrapping up the series is the world-renown concert band.

· Sept. 14 – Reserve Generation, the band’s popular music group, performs an intriguing mix of contemporary adult songs, rhythm and blues, jazz, and country. They also perform hits from Billboard Magazine’s Hot 100.

· Sept. 21 – The Full-Spectrum Jazz Ensemble displays high-level talent with its big band sound. The band plays a wide variety of styles from specially tailored standards to modern jazz originals and big, band swing classics.

· Sept. 28 – To wrap up the show, the Concert Band, the largest and most versatile units of the Reserve Band, will perform a varied repertoire ranging from classical overtures through Sousa marches and patriotic favorites.

“This Concert in the Park series is a way to say ‘thank you’ to Middle Georgians from the band and the Air Force Reserve,” said Maj. Donald Schofield, commander of the Band of the U.S. Air Force Reserve. “Their support is invaluable to us and our Citizen Airmen, and this concert is just a small token of appreciation.”

Middle Georgians are invited to come and listen to the sounds of the Band of the Air Force Reserve at this year’s events, while having a picnic in the park.

The band invites people to bring lawn chairs, blankets and picnic baskets to the park and come hear the band for an evening in the park. No alcoholic beverages or glass containers are allowed at this family event.

In another expression of thanks to the community, the band lends its professional experience in educational outreaches to local music students. This year the band partners with the Mercer-Macon Youth Symphony to give young musicians the opportunity to sit inside a professional ensemble in rehearsal and performance.

For more information and/or interviews with the Band of the U.S. Air Force Reserve, contact the Air Force Reserve Public Affairs Office.

The Band of the U.S. Air Force Reserve consists of 45 full-time professional musicians. The band travels in excess of 100,000 miles per year performing more than 400 concerts throughout the United States and many overseas locations.

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