USAF’s Airmen at Camden Hills

Apr 13, 2018
The 2018 Airmen of Note

Rockport — The CHRHS Music Department will host a concert by the United States Air Force’s Airmen of Note Thursday, April 26, at 7 p.m. in the Strom Auditorium of Camden Hills Regional High School, Keelson Drive off Route 90.

Prior to the concert, students in the CHRHS Jazz Band will have the opportunity to work with the musicians in a clinic. Although the concert is free to the public, tickets must be acquired in advance via eventbrite.com. Doors open for ticketholders at 6:30 p.m.; unticketed seats will be released 15 minutes prior to the concert. NOTE: this requirement has been dropped; just come and enjoy the free concert.

The Airmen of Note is the premier jazz ensemble of the United States Air Force. Stationed at Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling in Washington, D.C., it is one of six musical ensembles that comprise the U.S. Air Force Band. Created in 1950 to continue the tradition of Maj. Glenn Miller's Army Air Forces dance band, the current band consists of 18 active duty Airmen musicians including one vocalist.

Through the years, the Airmen of Note has presented its own brand of big band jazz as well as more contemporary forms of jazz to audiences via annual tours across the United States, deployments around the world and local performances throughout metropolitan Washington, D.C. As part of The U.S. Air Force Band, The Airmen of Note honors those who have served; inspires American citizens to heightened patriotism and service; and positively impacts the global community on behalf of the U.S. Air Force and the United States.

Courier Publications’ A&E Editor Dagney C. Ernest can be reached at (207) 594-4401, ext. 115; or dernest@courierpublicationsllc.com.

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