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USAF Brass In Blue to Present Free Concert on April 12 at Wayne State College

Published: 4-3-2012 1:35 pm

The USAF Heartland of America Band's Brass in Blue, a pioneering symphonic brass ensemble, will present a concert at 7:30 p.m. April 12 in Ramsey Theatre on the Wayne State College campus. The concert is free and open to the public.

Advance tickets are available through the sponsor of the concert, The Wayne Herald. Please stop at the newspaper office in downtown Wayne or call (402) 375-2600 to obtain complimentary tickets. Everyone with advance tickets is asked to please be seated 10 minutes prior to the event. Tickets will be available at the door after advanced ticket holders have been seated from 7:20 to 7:30 p.m.

Representing more than 325,000 Air Force professionals, Brass in Blue showcases the service's excellence and precision in every performance.  Composed of 10 brass players, a percussionist and a vocalist, the ensemble maintains a rigorous performance schedule presenting a diverse repertoire featuring orchestral transcriptions, patriotic favorites, jazz standards, new compositions and arrangements.

Brass in Blue is part of the USAF Heartland of America Band based at Offutt Air Force Base, Neb. Musicians are full-time active duty members of the Air Force and have gone through Basic Military Training at Lackland Air Force Base, Texas. Group members hold a total of 20 college degrees, 19 of them in music with a total of 300 plus years of performance experience. Members of the group are also active performers and educators in the Omaha metro area.

Brass in Blue's diversity and flexibility make it well-suited for all types of events.  The group was selected to open the 2008 Grand Teton Music Festival, has performed the National Anthem for a Minnesota Timberwolves game, performs educational master classes for many Midwestern colleges, and regularly receives rave reviews from audiences across the Heartland.

For more information, media should contact www.HeartlandofAmericaBand.af.mil or call The Wayne Herald at (402) 375-2600 or please contact: Alex Serwatowski, TSgt., Brass in Blue Tour Director at (402) 294-0680.


 

 

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