USAF ensemble to play Bethel University

The Airmen of Note is the premier jazz ensemble of the United States Air Force. Stationed at Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling in Washington, D.C., it is one of six musical ensembles that comprise The U.S. Air Force Band. Created in 1950 to continue the tradition of Major Glenn Miller’s Army Air Forces dance band, the current band consists of 18 active-duty Airmen musicians, including one vocalist.

Through the years, the Airmen of Note has presented its own brand of big band jazz, as well as more contemporary forms of jazz to audiences via annual tours across the United States, deployments around the world and local performances throughout metropolitan Washington, D.C. For smaller, more intimate venues, the Airmen of Note Combo and various individual musicians perform apart from the full band to support military and civilian ceremonial and diplomatic events.

The group will play at Benson Great Hall at Bethel University, 3900 Bethel Drive in Arden Hills, on Wednesday, April 24, from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. The event is free.

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