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Singing Sergeants The United States Air Force Band's Singing Sergeants is the official chorus of the U.S. Air Force Air Force or Department of Defense.

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SINGING SERGEANTS ON TOUR! 🎵 | The United States Air Force Band's Singing Sergeants are heading back on the road! We are...
01/27/2023

SINGING SERGEANTS ON TOUR! 🎵 | The United States Air Force Band's Singing Sergeants are heading back on the road! We are excited to announce our 2023 Winter tour through Rhode Island, Connecticut, and New Jersey. Check out the dates and times below, mark your calendars, and spread the word to friends and family!

All concerts are free. To reserve your free tickets and for more information, please visit: https://www.music.af.mil/bands/the-united-states-air-force-band/events/national-tours/singing-sergeants/

February 18, 7:30 P.M.
Cathedral of Saints Peter and Paul
30 Fenner St.
Providence, RI 02903

February 19, 7:30 P.M.
Cathedral of Saint Patrick (Norwich, Connecticut)
213 Broadway
Norwich, CT 06360

February 20, 7 P.M.
St. James's West Hartford
1018 Farmington Ave.
Hartford, CT 06107

February 21, 7 P.M
St. Mary Parish - New Haven, CT
5 Hillhouse Ave.
New Haven, CT 06511

February 22, 7 P.M
Arts High School Auditorium
Featuring the Arts High School Choir
550 Dr, Martin Luther King Blvd.
Newark, NJ 07102

February 23, 7 P.M.
Trinity Church Princeton
33 Mercer St.
Princeton, NJ 08540

(Official U.S. Air Force Photo, Senior Master Sgt. Josh Kowalsky)

LIFT EVERY VOICE | This past week, one of the newest members of The United States Air Force Band's Singing Sergeants, ba...
01/25/2023

LIFT EVERY VOICE | This past week, one of the newest members of The United States Air Force Band's Singing Sergeants, baritone vocalist Technical Sgt. Michael Aiello, performed both the national anthem and "Lift Every Voice and Sing" for a Martin Luther King Day event at the Defense Intelligence Agency. Sgt. Aiello's performance was a true highlight of the commemoration!

(Photo credit, Defense Intelligence Agency)

O SAY, CAN YOU SEE 🇺🇸 | A few weeks ago, The United States Air Force Band's Singing Sergeants baritone vocalist, Master ...
01/24/2023

O SAY, CAN YOU SEE 🇺🇸 | A few weeks ago, The United States Air Force Band's Singing Sergeants baritone vocalist, Master Sgt. Eric Sullivan, had the honor of performing the national anthem for the Georgetown University vs. Seton Hall University basketball game for over 4,000 fans! Check out this photo of his amazing performance!

(Photo credit, Kevin Spillman at Georgetown University)

DIVERSITY FELLOWSHIP | The United States Air Force Band Diversity Fellowship program will be returning in 2023!This fell...
01/20/2023

DIVERSITY FELLOWSHIP | The United States Air Force Band Diversity Fellowship program will be returning in 2023!

This fellowship is a unique opportunity for selected musicians to rehearse and perform with one of the six ensembles that make up the Band. Fellowship recipients will gain valuable first-hand experience of what it’s like to perform as a member of The United States Air Force Band. Travel, lodging, and per diem will be provided.

For more information about application requirements and eligibility, please visit: https://bit.ly/3MNEQkm

In the last year, two of the 2022 fellows have since auditioned for, and were HIRED in The United States Air Force Band programs! Application deadline is Wednesday, March 1st, 2023 so don't delay.

WHITE HOUSE WONDERLAND ❄️ | A few weeks ago, The United States Air Force Band’s Singing Sergeants had the honor of perfo...
01/18/2023

WHITE HOUSE WONDERLAND ❄️ | A few weeks ago, The United States Air Force Band’s Singing Sergeants had the honor of performing for The President of the United States and Dr. Jill Biden at the White House Senior Staff Dinner.

While at The People’s House, The Singing Sergeants performed a festive set including "O Holy Night", "S'Vivon" and "This is My Wish/Let There Be Peace on Earth". President Biden led a lengthy standing ovation and Dr. Biden requested an encore of "O Come All Ye Faithful". The performance featured soloists Master Sgts. Hillary Grobe and Ashley Keeks and Technical Sgts. Matt Hill, Katie Edelman, Adrienne Kling and Sam Allen.

(Official White House Photo by Adam Schultz)

01/16/2023
"Lift Every Voice and Sing"

I HAVE A DREAM | Today, on Martin Luther King Day, we honor the legacy of Dr. King and his message of unity and equality. Join us as we celebrate this important day with The United States Air Force Band and bass vocalist Soloman Howard as they perform the iconic piece "Lift Every Voice and Sing." Let us come together to remember the powerful words of Dr. King and the impact they have had on our nation. As Dr. King said, "The time is always right to do what is right."

This performance is a reminder that music has the ability to bring us together and inspire change.

FUN FACT FRIDAY | In 1952, history was made as Martha (Chave) Stewart became the first female vocalist hired by The Unit...
01/13/2023

FUN FACT FRIDAY | In 1952, history was made as Martha (Chave) Stewart became the first female vocalist hired by The United States Air Force Band's Concert Band, marking a significant step towards gender equality in military music. The United States Air Force Band's Singing Sergeants, being the first military chorus to hire women, also played a crucial role in this progress. Today, over 25% of the performing members of The U.S. Air Force Band are female, continuing to break barriers and pave the way for future generations.

Pictured here is Airman Third Class Martha (Chave) Stewart with, (from left to right) Col Robert Miller, Deputy Commander, MPPS, First Army; John Cashmore, President Borough of Brooklyn, NY; and Col Howard. This photo was taken before a concert where Martha was the soprano soloist at Prospect Park on August 20, 1952.

ON THE ROAD AGAIN ✈️ | The United States Air Force Band’s Singing Sergeants are heading back on the road! We are excited...
01/11/2023

ON THE ROAD AGAIN ✈️ | The United States Air Force Band’s Singing Sergeants are heading back on the road! We are excited to announce our 2023 Winter tour through Rhode Island, Connecticut, and New Jersey. Check out the dates and times below, mark your calendars, and spread the word to friends and family!

All concerts are free. To reserve your free tickets and for more information, please visit: https://www.music.af.mil/bands/the-united-states-air-force-band/events/national-tours/singing-sergeants/

February 18, 7:30 P.M.
Cathedral of Saints Peter and Paul
30 Fenner St.
Providence, RI 02903

February 19, 7:30 P.M.
Cathedral of Saint Patrick (Norwich, Connecticut)
213 Broadway
Norwich, CT 06360

February 20, 7 P.M.
St. James's West Hartford
1018 Farmington Ave.
Hartford, CT 06107

February 21, 7 P.M
St. Mary's Church (New Haven, Connecticut)
5 Hillhouse Ave.
New Haven, CT 06511

February 22, 7 P.M
Arts High School Auditorium
Featuring the Arts High School Choir
550 Dr, Martin Luther King Blvd.
Newark, NJ 07102

February 23, 7 P.M.
Trinity Church Princeton
33 Mercer St.
Princeton, NJ 08540

(Photo credit, Eric Dietrich)

DEPLOYMENT | And they're off! Members of The United States Air Force Band's Singing Sergeants, Senior Master Sgt. Joseph...
01/10/2023

DEPLOYMENT | And they're off! Members of The United States Air Force Band's Singing Sergeants, Senior Master Sgt. Joseph Haughton and Technical Sgts. Nicole Vander Does and Alex Browne, recently began their deployment overseas as part of the AFCENT Band.

The mission of the AFCENT Band is to provide support of morale and welfare of American and Coalition forces through concerts, and to use music as a tool to build bridges and connect people and governments of foreign nations in the Middle East and Southwest Asia, leaving a lasting, positive impression of The United States of America, and those who serve in its name.

Due to the AFCENT Band’s rotation of active-duty musicians, there is always a wide variety of genres and styles of music played by the band.

We are incredibly proud of this group and will be following along with the exciting missions ahead!



(U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Master Sgt. Emily Wellington)

ATTENTION TENORS 🎵 | Tenors, we want YOU to sing with us! The United States Air Force Band's Singing Sergeants are holdi...
01/06/2023

ATTENTION TENORS 🎵 | Tenors, we want YOU to sing with us! The United States Air Force Band's Singing Sergeants are holding auditions for a tenor vocalist! These are highly coveted positions that rarely have vacancies - most members stay for 20 years or longer! If you are 39 or younger, enjoy singing in a variety of styles, and would like to use your talent to serve our country, this is the perfect opportunity for you!

Auditions will take place on February 15 with an application deadline of January 10.

Audition requirements can be found below in the comments. Tag a friend and help spread the word!

12/31/2022
"Auld Lang Syne"

CELEBRATE | The United States Air Force Band's Singing Sergeants wish you a safe and happy New Year! A classic tune for New Year's Eve gatherings, we hope our rendition of "Auld Lang Syne" featuring Master Sgt. Paige Wroble helps you ring in 2022. How are you celebrating this evening?

12/25/2022
"Hallelujah" Feat. Washington Performing Arts Children of The Gospel Choir

LET US REJOICE! 🔔 | Merry Christmas to all who celebrate! "Hallelujah" is a soulful re-imagining of the "Hallelujah" chorus from George Handel's Messiah. Led by Ms. Michelle Fowlin, the Washington Performing Arts Children of the Gospel Choir joined the Singing Sergeants for a joyful rendition of the John Higgins adaptation.

This video comes from our recent Season of Hope performance at DAR's Constitution Hall. The COGC are approaching their 30th anniversary year. They have become the preeminent choir for local students looking to further their excellence in artistry and technique. This powerful presentation also features our U.S. Air Force Concert Band, and displays a passion and jubilance that is sure to tug at your heartstrings!

We especially want to lift up our service members who may be away from home this holiday season. May this rendition of "Hallelujah" lift you up wherever you may be!

Hallelujah from "Handel's Messiah: A Soulful Celebration"
George Frideric Handel
Arranged by Mervyn Warren, Michael O. Jackson, Mark Kibble
Adapted by John Higgins
Transcribed for The U.S. Air Force Band by Senior Master Sgt. (ret.) Robert Thurston

Washington Performing Arts Children of the Gospel Choir
Michelle Fowlin, Conductor and Artistic Director
with The United States Air Force Band and Singing Sergeants

Credits
Colonel Don Schofield - Executive Director
Chief Master Sgt. Dennis Hoffmann - Producer
Senior Master Sgt. Jim DeVaughn - Production Designer
Technical Sgt. Pedro Rodríguez Ramírez - Live Audio Engineer
Technical Sgt. Jim Woolf - Record/Broadcast Audio Engineer
Master Sgt. Josh Voyles - Monitor Engineer
Control Video - Videography
Justin Lang Design - Lighting
Master Sgt. Mike Brest - Video Editor
Michelle Hoffmann - Director of Education & Community Engagement, Washington Performing Arts
Kathy Brewington - Manager of Choir Operations, Washington Performing Arts
Anthony Walker - Music Director/Pianist, Washington Performing Arts Gospel Choirs

12/24/2022
Silent Night (Stille Nacht)

SILENT NIGHT 🌙 | On a cold winter's Christmas Eve night, during the early months of World War I, all was jarringly quiet on the Western Front when a British sentry spied a faint gleaming light coming from German trenches. Worried that it might be a trap, British Lieutenant Brewer peeked over the "soaked sandbags protecting his position, and through the maze of barbed wire saw a sparkling Christmas tree." Brewer then noticed a gentle distant sound coming from the other side that he had never heard on the battlefield-- a Christmas carol.

"The German words to 'Stille Nacht' were not familiar, but the tune—'Silent Night'—certainly was. When the German soldiers finished singing, their foes broke out in cheers. Used to returning fire, the British now replied in song with the English version of the carol."

If you thought that was a miracle, something even more miraculous happened. The next morning, on Christmas day, "unarmed German and Allied soldiers tentatively emerged from the trenches and cautiously crossed no-man’s-land—the killing fields between the trenches littered with frozen corpses, eviscerated trees and deep craters—to wish each other a Merry Christmas."

May the closeness of friends, the comfort of home, and the unity of our nation, renew your spirits this festive season. Please enjoy this performance featuring The United States Air Force Band's bass-baritone vocalist, Technical Sgt. Matthew Scollin, first singing the original German verse, followed by English accompanied by the enlisted conductor of the Singing Sergeants, Senior Master Sgt. Taylor Armstrong.

Silent Night (Stille Nacht)
by Franz Gruber and Joseph Mohr
Technical Sgt. Matthew Scollin - bass-baritone
Senior Master Sgt. Taylor Armstrong - piano

Production Credits
Col Don Schofield - Executive Producer
Senior Master Sgt. Emily Wellington - Producer/Editor
Senior Master Sgt. Chad Randolph - Audio Engineer

WE'RE HIRING! 🎤 | The United States Air Force Band's Singing Sergeants are holding auditions for Tenor and Alto vocalist...
12/23/2022

WE'RE HIRING! 🎤 | The United States Air Force Band's Singing Sergeants are holding auditions for Tenor and Alto vocalists! These are highly coveted positions that rarely have vacancies - most members stay for 20 years or longer! If you are 39 or younger, enjoy singing in a variety of styles, and would like to use your talent to serve our country, this is the perfect opportunity for you!

Alto auditions: February 13, 2023 (January 2, 2023 application deadline)
Tenor auditions: February 15, 2023 (January 10, 2023 application deadline)

Audition requirements can be found below in the comments. Tag a friend and help spread the word!

# USAFBand

12/22/2022
On The Fly Presents: The Christmas Song

THE CHRISTMAS SONG 🎄 | What is your favorite Christmas song? It's hard to go wrong with the 1945 Mel Tormé classic, "The Christmas Song." This was performed by The United States Air Force Band's Singing Sergeants alto vocalist, Technical Sgt. Stacey Holliday, backed by the Airmen of Note.

Have a wonderful holiday season from everyone at The United States Air Force Band. Let us all keep the men and women serving far from home this holiday season in our thoughts as well.



“The Christmas Song”
Composed by Robert Wells and Mel Tormé
Arranged by Mike Crotty

MUSICIANS:
Technical Sgt. Stacey Holliday - vocalist
Airmen of Note

CREDITS:
Colonel Don Schofield - Executive Producer
Chief Master Sgt. Dennis Hoffmann - Producer
Senior Master Sgt. Emily Wellington - Graphic Editor
Master Sgt. Josh Voyles - Audio Engineer
Senior Master Sgt. Jim DeVaughn - Audio Engineer
Technical Sgt. Pedro Rodriguez Ramirez - Audio Engineer

A WHITE HOUSE HOLIDAY 🌟 | This past week, The United States Air Force Band's Singing Sergeants have been busy caroling a...
12/22/2022

A WHITE HOUSE HOLIDAY 🌟 | This past week, The United States Air Force Band's Singing Sergeants have been busy caroling at The White House! Our time at the People's House culminated with a performance at last night's White House Senior Staff dinner with President Joe Biden, First Lady Dr. Jill Biden, Vice President Kamala Harris and Secretary of Defense, Lloyd J. Austin III, in attendance.

The Singing Sergeants performed a set of songs including "O Holy Night", "S'Vivon" and featured soloists Master Sgts. Hillary Grobe and Ashley Keeks and Technical Sgts. Matthew Hill, Katie Edelman, Adrienne Kling and Sam Allen during Voctave's "This is My Wish/Let There Be Peace on Earth". President Biden led a lengthy standing ovation and Dr. Biden requested an encore of "O Come All Ye Faithful" featuring Sgt. Allen which was met with yet another rousing standing ovation!

It is always an honor for us to perform for our nation's leaders.

(Photo Credit, Senior Master Sgt. Taylor Armstrong)

AIRMAN TOP SHOT ✈️ | The United States Air Force Band’s Singing Sergeants are in the running for the Airman Magazine "Ai...
12/20/2022

AIRMAN TOP SHOT ✈️ | The United States Air Force Band’s Singing Sergeants are in the running for the Airman Magazine "Airman Top Shot" of the week! You can help vote by liking, commenting and sharing our photo included in Airman Magazine’s post!

The image with the most engagement will be crowned the 'photo of the week' and will be uploaded as Airman Magazine’s new cover photo!

FLASHBACK FRIDAY 🎄 | Back in December of 2000, The United States Air Force Band's Singing Sergeants traveled to New York...
12/16/2022
Letterman at Christmas Baby, Please come home 2000

FLASHBACK FRIDAY 🎄 | Back in December of 2000, The United States Air Force Band's Singing Sergeants traveled to New York City to join the legendary Darlene Love for a performance of her Christmas classic, "Christmas (Baby Please Come Home)" on the Late Show with David Letterman! Check out this blast from the past as we bring you a memorable performance giving the service members abroad the feeling of home during the holiday season.

12/16/2022
The United States Air Force Band Holiday Show Time Lapse

HOLIDAY HUSTLE | Ever wonder how our holiday shows come together? Check out this time lapse video of the set-up crew working tirelessly to make sure that this year's shows were top notch. The United States Air Force Band's Concert Band and Singing Sergeants performed three live holiday shows this past Saturday and Sunday as well as a student concert Friday morning for 2,200 students live and over 50,000 online. This performance also featured the Washington Performing Arts Children of the Gospel Choir and the Virginia Ballet Company & School. Thank you to our amazing production team for your efforts to bring holiday cheer to so many!



(U.S. Air Force video courtesy of Justin Lang)

WE'RE HIRING! 🎤 | The United States Air Force Band's Singing Sergeants are holding auditions for Tenor and Alto vocalist...
12/14/2022

WE'RE HIRING! 🎤 | The United States Air Force Band's Singing Sergeants are holding auditions for Tenor and Alto vocalists! These are highly coveted positions that rarely have vacancies - most members stay for 20 years or longer! If you are 39 or younger, enjoy singing in a variety of styles, and would like to use your talent to serve our country, this is the perfect opportunity for you!

Alto auditions: February 13, 2023 (January 2, 2023 application deadline)
Tenor auditions: February 15, 2023 (January 10, 2023 application deadline)

Audition requirements can be found below in the comments. Tag a friend and help spread the word!

# USAFBand

HOLIDAY LIVESTREAM 🎥 | This past Friday, The United States Air Force Band's Concert Band and Singing Sergeants "Season o...
12/13/2022
Season of Hope Student Livestream - Featuring The United States Air Force Band and Singing Sergeants

HOLIDAY LIVESTREAM 🎥 | This past Friday, The United States Air Force Band's Concert Band and Singing Sergeants "Season of Hope" broadcast brought holiday cheer to thousands of students across the country. Join in the fun by viewing the recording of our live stream! Happy Holidays to you and yours!

Please join us on December 9th starting at 10:30 a.m. (EST) for a holiday livestream featuring The United States Air Force Band's Concert Band, Singing Serge...

SEASON OF HOPE 🌟 | This past weekend, The United States Air Force Band's Concert Band and Singing Sergeants performed th...
12/12/2022

SEASON OF HOPE 🌟 | This past weekend, The United States Air Force Band's Concert Band and Singing Sergeants performed their spectacular holiday concert, "Season of Hope" at DAR Constitution Hall! We were joined by the Washington Performing Arts Children of the Gospel Choir, the Virginia Ballet, and a special visitor from the North Pole! Check out these amazing snapshots of our performance!

(Photo Credit, Senior Master Sgts. Josh Kowalsky and Aaron Moats)

PROMOTED! 🎉 | Congratulations to The United States Air Force Band Singing Sergeants baritone vocalist and Superintendent...
12/10/2022

PROMOTED! 🎉 | Congratulations to The United States Air Force Band Singing Sergeants baritone vocalist and Superintendent, Chief Master Sgt. (sel.) Benjamin Park for his selection for promotion to the rank of Chief Master Sergeant! The highest enlisted rank in the Air Force, Chief Master Sergeants are not only experts in their field but also mentors to all enlisted members and junior ranking officers.

Chief Master Sgt. (sel.) Park began his Air Force career in 2007. We are so grateful for his talent within the group and are happy to have him as a part of our team!

Congratulations, Chief Master Sgt. (sel) Park!

❄️ SEASON OF HOPE REMINDER ❄️ | Don't forget to secure your tickets now for The United States Air Force Band and Singing...
12/07/2022

❄️ SEASON OF HOPE REMINDER ❄️ | Don't forget to secure your tickets now for The United States Air Force Band and Singing Sergeants' holiday celebration at the DAR Constitution Hall!

Come celebrate the season with us as we perform our Season of Hope holiday concert. We'll be joined by the Washington Performing Arts Children of the Gospel Choir, the Virginia Ballet, and a special visitor from the North Pole!

Tickets are free but are also required so click the link below to reserve your seats now before they all melt away!

https://www.music.af.mil/usafband/events/season-of-hope/

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Beautiful Music🙏
Spent 4 years in SAC ( '66 - '70 )and never saw them in person but makes me proud of our mutual USAF connection!
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Opportunity for Veterans!
New Musicals Inc (NMI) is adapting veteran's stories into ten-minute musicals to be filmed as part of a web-series to honor veterans.
Veterans whose stories are selected for development will receive a $1000 honorarium and hold on to the rights of their stories.
Don't let the "musical" aspect dissuade you. NMI just needs a compelling story from your military background – just one story – not a compilation -- and they will bring a composer, lyricist, and professional actor together to turn it into song. They will also welcome you into the collaboration process if you want to be included on the creative side.
See the link for info and a very short video that explains the project. Deadline is November 20.
www.nmi.org/veterans
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