ALTON – First Presbyterian Church at Fourth and Alby streets welcomes the Recital Series of the U.S. Air Force Band of Mid-America at 3 p.m. Sunday, May 15.
The mostly classical concert is free and open to all members of our community.
The series offers the band an opportunity to present chamber works in an intimate concert setting. Every recital offers eclectic solo, duo and chamber ensembles that will perform works from the Renaissance period to contemporary styles.
The band is the principal musical ambassador of Headquarters Air Mobility Command. It has had the distinction of performing for Pope John Paul II, a number of presidents and hundreds of other U.S. and foreign leaders. The band performs civic outreach and recruiting concerts for audiences throughout the Midwest, playing approximately 400 engagements each year. In its broader travels, the band has performed all over the world, including in Iraq, Kuwait, Afghanistan, Venezuela, Bolivia and Europe. Whether recording or performing for live, radio and television audiences, band members reflect Air Force excellence to millions of people each year.
The band has a long history of entertaining the American public and promoting esprit de corps within the military. The unit strives to inspire the hearts and minds of service members and to tell the Air Force story through the universal language of music. Each year, the band performs for millions of people throughout a 10-state region from the upper peninsula of Michigan to Arkansas.