Egyptian hosts Air Force Band

Published: Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2012 1:21 p.m. CDT

DeKALB – The city of  DeKalb and the Egyptian Theatre will host the United States Air Force Band of Mid-America for a holiday concert on Friday, Dec. 14, at the Egyptian Theatre, 135 N. Second St. in DeKalb.

The United States Air Force Band of Mid-America Concert Band  is one of the top military bands in the country. This diverse, 45-piece ensemble’s repertoire includes symphonic band masterworks, traditional marches, modern compositions, pops and jazz.

Listeners at a concert are likely to hear stirring works from contemporary composers as well as the familiar sounds of John Philip Sousa or Glenn Miller.

The band also features talented vocal soloists performing a variety of popular, classical and patriotic selections. The show will feature traditional holiday music as well as current concert literature.

The Air Force Band of Mid-America Concert Band is often called upon to provide musical support for visiting dignitaries, and has had the distinction of performing for Pope John Paul II, former Presidents George W. Bush, Bill Clinton, George H.W. Bush and Jimmy Carter, the Queen of the Netherlands, and hundreds of other US and foreign leaders.

In November 2004, the ensemble traveled to Little Rock, Ark. to support the nationally-televised grand opening of the William J. Clinton Presidential Library. The band has also backed notable guest artists such as Bob Hope, Wilford Brimley, Jamie Farr and the U.S.O. Girls.

The concert will begin at 7 p.m. Doors to the theater will open at 6 p.m. The concert is free but tickets are required.

Tickets are available at the Egyptian Theatre box office and at FunME Events corporate office, 650 Peace Road, Suite F in DeKalb.

To request tickets be held at the box office email jacki@funmeevents.com or call Michel Embrey at 815-756-1263.

United States Air Force Band of Mid-America

7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 14

Egyptian Theatre, 135 N. Second St., DeKalb

The performance is free, but tickets are required. Free tickets are available at the theater, at 650 Peace Road, Suite F in DeKalb, by email at jacki@funmeevents.com or by phone at 815-756-1263.

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