Air Force Band to Perform

The United States Air Force Band of Mid-America will perform Feb. 11 at William Woods University. The performance will include presentations by three groups—the Chamber Winds, the Clarinet Quartet and the Lincolnland Brass.

The concert will be held in Cutlip Auditorium of the McNutt Campus Center. Doors will open at 6:15 p.m. and the concert will start at 7.

Complimentary tickets are available by sending a request with a self-addressed stamped envelop to the Kingdom of Callaway Chamber Of Commerce, 409 Court St., Fulton, MO 65251. Although the concert is free, tickets will be required for admission.

The United States Air Force Band of Mid-America is the principal musical ambassador of Headquarters Air Mobility Command. The band supports the Air Force mission by presenting world-class musical programs that promote and support troop morale, recruiting, community relations and the preservation of our national heritage.

This diverse group of musicians has a tradition of performing many styles of music for people from all walks of life. The band performs community relations and recruiting concerts for audiences throughout the Midwest. Each year the band plays more than 400 engagements, performing for more than 1 million people in person and many more on television and radio broadcasts.

The Chamber Winds is an entertaining and dynamic performing ensemble within the United States Band of Mid-America. Composed of a double woodwind quintet and a percussion duet, this 12-member ensemble of talented and dedicated musicians creates programs that run the gamut from Renaissance music to contemporary art music.

The Clarinet Quartet features four musicians who are sure to please music lovers of all types. The group demonstrates all members of the clarinet family, from Eb soprano to bass.

A typical program will include major works from the standard repertoire and transcriptions of works for string quartet, piano, guitar and vocal, as well as marches, Latin and ragtime selections.

The Lincolnland Brass features six musicians. In addition to the standard brass quintet instrumentation of two trumpets, French horn, trombone and tuba, this versatile group of musicians adds a percussionist to perform a variety of musical styles.

Works suited for brass instruments, as well as jazz, ragtime, marches and other lighter selections, will be included in the program performed by the Lincolnland Brass.

For more information on the United States Air Force Band of Mid-America concert, contact the Office of University Relations at William Woods University, 573-592-4297.