Archive for October 24th, 2012

Free Concert Nov. 7 by U.S. Air Force Band of Flight

Wednesday, October 24th, 2012

The United States Air Force Band of Flight Concert Band will present a free concert at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, November 7 in the Michael A. Guido Theater at the Ford Community & Performing Arts Center, 15801 Michigan Ave.

To reserve a seat, please call the theater box office at 943-2354.

The largest and most versatile unit of the United States Air Force Band of Flight, the Concert Band will present “On Tour,” featuring a variety of new and well-known works, including marches, vocal selections and patriotic music.

The performance will spotlight an arrangement by Tech. Sgt. Scott Wise, a Quincy, Mich., native and Interlochen Arts Academy graduate. A live narrator will read excerpts from a 1940 radio broadcast by President Franklin D. Roosevelt during Sergeant Wise’s composition, “The Arsenal of Democracy,” which tells the story of Detroit and the United State’s industrial contributions to European allies during World War II.

The United States Air Force Band of Flight is one of 12 bands in the Air Force. The band’s purpose is to support the global Air Force mission in war and peace by fostering the national heritage and by providing professional musical products and services for official military, recruiting and community relations events.

For more information about this and other performances by the United States Air Force Band of Flight, please visit www.bandofflight.af.mil.