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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 Comments will be removed and users may be banned permanently if any of the following is posted:

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AUDITIONS! 🎤 | We are excited to announce auditions for Bass and Tenor vocalists for openings in The United States Air F...
01/12/2022

AUDITIONS! 🎤 | We are excited to announce auditions for Bass and Tenor vocalists for openings in The United States Air Force Band's Singing Sergeants! These are highly coveted positions that rarely have vacancies - most members serve 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 April 18 and 19 and the deadline for materials is March 14.

#bassvoice #auditions #tenorvoice #nowhiring #militarymusicians #usafbandauditions

01/10/2022
"America, the Beautiful"

AMERICA, THE BEAUTIFUL 🇺🇸 | Please enjoy this performance of "America the Beautiful," featuring the third verse of Katharine Lee Bates' poem performed by The United States Air Force Band’s Singing Sergeants. This performance is dedicated to all Americans "from sea to shining sea". Let us know in the comments what part of the country your "America, The Beautiful" is!

America the Beautiful
by Katharine Lee Bates and Samuel A. Ward
arranged by Chief Master Sgt. (ret.) Mike Davis

CREDITS
Colonel Don Schofield - Executive Producer
Master Sgt. Brooke Emery - Producer
Chief Master Sgt. Dennis Hoffmann - Editor
Colonel (ret.) Larry Lang - Audio Producer
Mr. Bruce Leek - Recording, Mixing and Mastering Engineer
Senior Master Sgt. Jim DeVaughn - Recording Assistant

#AmericaTheBeautiful #Choir #USA #AirForce

01/07/2022
Dolly Parton's "Light of a Clear Blue Morning"

Still beloved nearly four decades after its original release, Dolly Parton's "Light of A Clear Blue Morning" shines as a tribute to overcoming adversity and the indomitable human spirit. Performed by The United States Air Force Band's Singing Sergeants, may this special arrangement serve as a reminder that even in the most challenging times, better days lay ahead. In the words of Dolly, "Everything's gonna be alright." What is your favorite Dolly Parton song? Let us know in the comments!

"Light of a Clear Blue Morning"
words and music by Dolly Parton
arranged by Craig Hella Johnson

Singing Sergeants
Senior Master Sgt. Emily Wellington - Soloist

Credits
Colonel Don Schofield - Executive Producer
Master Sgt. Brooke Emery - Producer
Chief Master Sgt. Dennis Hoffmann - Editor/Videographer
Mr. George Bolden - Jib Operator/Videographer
Colonel (ret.) Larry Lang - Audio Producer
Master Sgt. Taylor Armstrong - Music Director, Enlisted Conductor
Mr. Bruce Leek - Recording, Mixing and Mastering Engineer
Senior Master Sgt. Jim DeVaughn - Recording Assistant

01/06/2022
"One Voice" ...A Holiday Presentation by The USAF Band

"There are far, far better things ahead than any we leave behind." - C.S. Lewis

As we enter the new year, we'd like to once again offer a message of unity and harmony as a reminder that together we can create a better world. Watch as The United States Air Force Band's Concert Band, Air Force Strings and Singing Sergeants perform The Wailin' Jennys stunning "One Voice" inside the Washington National Cathedral.

#OneVoice #NewYear2022 #NewYearGoals #SingingSergeants #unity

Music and Lyrics by Ruth Moody of The Wailin' Jennys
Performed by The United States Air Force Band, Singing Sergeants, and Air Force Strings
Special thanks to all the community choirs and families that helped make this production a reality!
Executive Producer - Colonel (ret.) Larry H. Lang
Producer - Chief Master Sgt. (ret.) Jebodiah Eaton
Co-Producer - Chief Master Sgt. Dennis Hoffmann
Arranger - Senior Master Sgt. (ret.) Robert Thurston

NATIONAL TRIVIA DAY! | Happy National Trivia Day! Did you know that The United States Air Force Band's Singing Sergeants...
01/04/2022

NATIONAL TRIVIA DAY! | Happy National Trivia Day! Did you know that The United States Air Force Band's Singing Sergeants were the first premier military chorus to enlist women?

Bonus: Can you guess what year the first woman joined the ranks?

...

1973!

Evelyn Dunn (then Evelyn Lewis) was sworn in on July 31, 1973. Thank you, Evelyn and all of the first women to enlist, for forging the way!

#NationalTriviaDay #FunFacts #TriviaTuesday #DidYouKnow #quiz

NATIONAL TRIVIA DAY! | Happy National Trivia Day! Did you know that The United States Air Force Band's Singing Sergeants were the first premier military chorus to enlist women?

Bonus: Can you guess what year the first woman joined the ranks?

...

1973!

Evelyn Dunn (then Evelyn Lewis) was sworn in on July 31, 1973. Thank you, Evelyn and all of the first women to enlist, for forging the way!

#NationalTriviaDay #FunFacts #TriviaTuesday #DidYouKnow #quiz

MEMORIES FROM 2021 | This year was full of challenges but the mission of The United States Air Force Band's Singing Serg...
01/03/2022

MEMORIES FROM 2021 | This year was full of challenges but the mission of The United States Air Force Band's Singing Sergeants continued, sometimes in new and innovative ways! Here are just a few highlights from this extraordinary year:

The Boston Pops invited us to perform with them for their July 4th Fireworks Spectacular.

We had the honor of performing at the September 11th Observance Ceremony on the 20th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks at the Pentagon. This was a joint performance with members of the Singing Sergeants, the Sea Chanters of the United States Navy Band, The United States Army Field Band, and The United States Army Band.

We crafted an interactive live-streamed holiday concert just for kids! Teachers around the world shared this event with their classrooms, which helped us spread holiday cheer to an international audience!

Sporting events invited fans back to the stadium, and with that, live performances of the national anthem! From NASCAR to NFL , Major League Football (MLS) to MLB, we were delighted to perform "The Star-Spangled Banner" for enthusiastic fans.

As summer temperatures soared, so did our spirits as we performed for live audiences during our Summer Concert Series after a 15-month hiatus. It was simply wonderful to meet so many of you, share a fist bump, and connect through the joy of music.

We can't wait to see what 2022 brings! Stay tuned to our social media pages for announcements on upcoming concerts and national tours.

(Photos by Chief Master Sgt. Kevin Burns, Senior Master Sgt. Josh Kowalsky, and Hilary Scott)

01/01/2022
"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" helps you ring in 2022. How are you celebrating this evening?

#HappyNewYear #NYE2021 #NewYearNewMe

12/25/2021

WE WISH YOU A MERRY CHRISTMAS 🎁 | On this Christmas morning, we are wishing you a holiday season filled with peace, joy and happiness. We are especially grateful to those who are currently stationed far from family and friends during the holidays for their dedicated service to our country. Please enjoy The United States Air Force Band's Concert Band and Singing Sergeants performing "We Wish You a Merry Christmas" from our 2017 flash mob.

#MerryChristmas #HappyHolidays #Family #HolidaySeason

12/23/2021

LET IT SNOW ☃️ | Happy Holidays from the Air Force District of Washington and The United States Air Force Band's Singing Sergeants! We were thrilled to join the Commander of the Air Force District of Washington, Major General Joel Jackson, and the Command Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force District of Washington, Chief Master Sgt. Leon Calloway, to wish Happy Holidays to Airmen across the world. The Singing Sergeants perform "Let It Snow" (arr. Kirby Shaw) in the second half of the video.

#HappyHolidays #LetItSnow #AirForce #SingingSergeants

Video produced by The United States Air Force Band

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12/22/2021
2016 Holiday Flash Mob

PAT-A-PAN | We were delighted to return to the National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution for our 2016 flash mob! The primary melody heard here is from the French carol "Pat-a-pan." It is told from the perspective of shepherds playing simple instruments, through the use of lyrics that mimic the sound of the drum - "patapan" - and the flute - "tu-re-lu-re-lu."
Air Force District of Washington | @Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling | United States Air Force Honor Guard

12/21/2021
O Holy Night

O HOLY NIGHT ✨ | The text for the well-known Christmas carol, "O Holy Night", was originally written by French poet, Placide Cappeau, in 1843 and was eventually set to music by French composer, Adolphe Adam, in 1847. The United States Air Force Band's Singing Sergeants included this beautiful piece on their virtual Season of Hope performance in December 2020.

Listen as our soloists, Master Sgt. Ashley Keeks and Technical Sgt. Matthew Hill, the United States Air Force Band's Concert Band and Singing Sergeants masterfully perform "O Holy Night".

#OHolyNight #HappyHolidays #SeasonOfHope #MilitaryMusic

12/20/2021
Max Impact rocks around the Christmas tree to "Jingle Bells"

HOLIDAY VIDEO PREMIERE ❄️ | The United States Air Force Band is pleased to present the newest music video release from Max Impact! Joined by members of the Singing Sergeants and the Airmen of Note, this incredible group rocked around the Christmas tree at National Harbor to bring the holiday spirit to your screens. Of course, Santa asked to join in on the fun!

This unique rendition of “Jingle Bells,” arranged by Max Impact’s guitarist and music director Technical Sgt. Andy Mowatt, is the flight’s first-ever holiday video release! You’ll want to crank up the speakers for this one and keep an eye on Santa’s antics throughout the video!

#MaxImpactBand #JingleBells #ChristmasMusic #Santa

Jingle Bells
arr. Technical Sgt. Andy Mowatt

Max Impact from The U.S. Air Force Band

Joined by members of:
Airmen of Note from The U.S. Air Force Band
Singing Sergeants from The U.S. Air Force Band

Credits
Colonel Don Schofield - Executive Producer
Chief Master Sgt. Dennis Hoffmann - Producer/Videographer
Senior Master Sgt. Emily Wellington - Assistant Producer/Videographer
Technical Sgt. Aaron Trasatt - Video Editor
Master Sgt. Tim Hilgert - Videographer
Technical Sgt. Carolyn Braus - Videographer
Technical Sgt. Nate Martin - Audio Engineer
Technical Sgt. Pedro Rodríguez Ramírez - Audio Engineer
Technical Sgt. Jim Woolf - Audio Engineer
Technical Sgt. Andy Mowatt - Mixing Engineer

*Special thanks to National Harbor and Deborah Topcik

Happy birthday, United States Space Force!!! The United States Space Force was activated on December 20, 2019, and is th...
12/20/2021

Happy birthday, United States Space Force!!!

The United States Space Force was activated on December 20, 2019, and is the first new branch of the U.S. military since the United States Air Force was activated in 1947! USSF provides military-focused space capabilities with a global perspective to the joint warfighting team.

#HBDSpaceForce #SpaceForce

Happy second birthday, U.S. Space Force! Guardians, thank you for your service and commitment to stand ready, every day, "Always Above." #SemperSupra #HBDSpaceForce

12/19/2021
The U.S. Air Force Band Holiday Flash Mob 2013

FLASH MOB FRENZY | Back by popular demand, The United States Air Force Band’s 2013 holiday flash mob is here to help get you in the holiday mood! This flash mob took place at the National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C. Please enjoy “Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring” and “Joy to the World” featuring members from The United States Air Force Band's Concert Band, Singing Sergeants, Ceremonial Brass, and Air Force Strings. We wish you all a happy and healthy holiday season!

#USAFBand #HappyHolidays #FlashMob

12/18/2021
"You're a Mean One, Mr. Grinch"

THE GRINCH | One of The United States Air Force Band Singing Sergeants favorite holiday songs is "You're a Mean One, Mr. Grinch". Check out Technical Sgt. Matthew Scollin's rendition of this famous tune from our Spirit of the Season performance back in 2018. What are some of your favorite holiday songs?

#Grinch #HolidayMusic #YoureAMeanOneMrGrinch #USAFBand

This past Tuesday, lawmakers gathered on the steps of the United States Capitol to remember the 800,000 lives lost to CO...
12/18/2021
User Clip: Technical Sgt. Hillary Grobe sings "God Bless America"

This past Tuesday, lawmakers gathered on the steps of the United States Capitol to remember the 800,000 lives lost to COVID-19 in the United States. Following a moment of silence, Technical Sgt. Hillary Grobe from The United States Air Force Band's Singing Sergeants performed "God Bless America". Please note that you will only hear Sgt. Grobe as she sings from off-camera.

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA), House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA), Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) and other lawmakers gathered on the steps of the U.S. Capitol to remember the 800,000 lives lost to COVID-19 in the United States. Following a moment of silence, Technical Sgt....

#FlashbackFriday 🎄 | Back in December of 2000, The United States Air Force Band's Singing Sergeants traveled to New York...
12/17/2021
Darlene Love on Letterman 2000

#FlashbackFriday 🎄 | 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 servicemembers abroad the feeling of home during the holiday season.

#FlashbackFriday #holidaycheer #merrychristmas

#ThrowbackThursday 🎤 | Last week The United States Air Force Band and the Singing Sergeants presented their very first i...
12/16/2021

#ThrowbackThursday 🎤 | Last week The United States Air Force Band and the Singing Sergeants presented their very first interactive, live-streamed performance for kids. As you can see in these photos, we had an incredible time putting on this show! It will be available through December 23, so be sure to tune in!

⬇️ Click here to watch ⬇️
https://youtu.be/5UpeWnLJKCM

📸 - Chief Master Sgt. Kevin Burns and Senior Master Sgt. Josh Kowalsky

12/15/2021
A 2019 Holiday Spectacular: Up On The Housetop

❄️❄️ SOUND ON! ❄️❄️Put down the egg nog, wrapping paper, and shopping lists and enjoy The United States Air Force Band's Singing Sergeants featuring Master Sgt. Ashley Keeks in our 2019 holiday offering, "Up On The Housetop." The Airmen of Note and Freedom Dancers join us in this performance that will surely have you swinging into 2022!

CREDITS:
"Up On The Housetop"
Composer/Lyricist - Benjamin Hanby
Arranger - Senior Master Sgt. (ret) Bob Thurston
Choreography - Jess Hartman
Dancers - Akina Kitazawa, Sharrod Williams, Graham Keen, Robbie Roby, Gabi Stapula, Beth Crandall
Colonel Don Schofield - Executive Producer
Chief Master Sgt. Dennis Hoffmann - Producer
Master Sgt. Tim Hilgert - Editor
Senior Master Sgt. Jim DeVaughn - Audio recording, mixing and editing

I'LL BE HOME FOR CHRISTMAS 🎄 | Last weekend, members of The United States Air Force Band's Singing Sergeants traveled to...
12/14/2021

I'LL BE HOME FOR CHRISTMAS 🎄 | Last weekend, members of The United States Air Force Band's Singing Sergeants traveled to Philadelphia, PA to join the The Philly POPS for their annual "I'll Be Home for Christmas: A Salute to the Military and First Responders" performance. The concert was a special thank you to servicemembers, frontline healthcare workers, veterans and members of the Philadelphia Police and Fire Departments. Check out these fabulous snapshots of the show!

📸: Bachrach Photography and The Philly POPS

#ChristmasConcert #SalutetoService

MOVIE TRIVIA 🎥 | Did you know that The United States Air Force Band's Singing Sergeants recording of "Carol of the Bells...
12/13/2021
US Air Force Band & Singing Sergeants - Carol Of The Bells (The Santa Clause)

MOVIE TRIVIA 🎥 | Did you know that The United States Air Force Band's Singing Sergeants recording of "Carol of the Bells" was featured in the 1994 classic holiday movie "The Santa Clause"? You'll hear us at the start of the movie. Take a listen!

➡️ https://bit.ly/3ERw3dR

#SantaClause #ChristmasMovieTrivia #SingingSergeants #CarolOfTheBells

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12/12/2021
"Children Go Where I Send Thee"

WORLD CHORAL DAY 🎶 | Today we are celebrating World Choral Day! On this day, choirs around the world are using their voices to break down barriers and bring people together.

The United States Air Force Band's Singing Sergeants are celebrating one of our favorite days with a performance of the spiritual, “Children, Go Where I Send Thee” (arr. Mike Davis) from our 2018 Spirit of the Season holiday show. Check out Technical Sgt. Nicole Vander Does as she masterfully performs the descant near the end of the song!

#WorldChoralDay #chorus #choir #singing

HOLIDAY KIDS SHOW | The United States Air Force Band just presented our very first interactive, live streamed performanc...
12/10/2021

HOLIDAY KIDS SHOW | The United States Air Force Band just presented our very first interactive, live streamed performance for kids, and now it is available for all to enjoy! ⬇️ Click here to watch ⬇️
https://youtu.be/5UpeWnLJKCM

This 50-minute performance features the Concert Band and Singing Sergeants with guest appearances by Broadway superstar Christopher Jackson and beatbox legend Christylez Bacon. We hope this special show puts you in the holiday spirit!

#elementarymusiceducation #musiceducation #elementarymusicteacher

HOLIDAY KIDS SHOW | The United States Air Force Band just presented our very first interactive, live streamed performance for kids, and now it is available for all to enjoy! ⬇️ Click here to watch ⬇️
https://youtu.be/5UpeWnLJKCM

This 50-minute performance features the Concert Band and Singing Sergeants with guest appearances by Broadway superstar Christopher Jackson and beatbox legend Christylez Bacon. We hope this special show puts you in the holiday spirit!

#elementarymusiceducation #musiceducation #elementarymusicteacher

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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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