U.S. Air Force Heritage of America Band to perform at FMU, Feb. 21
The United States Air Force Heritage Band will perform at Francis Marion University, Monday, Feb. 21.
The concert will begin at 7 p.m. in the McNair Science Building auditorium. The program is sponsored by FMU and the Morning News. Free tickets can be picked up between 8:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, at the offices of the Morning News, Lake City News and Post, and Weekly Observer newspapers.
The U.S.A.F. Heritage of America Band has a rich history of fostering our national heritage, building and sustaining American patriotism, and enhancing esprit de corps in the U.S. Air Force. It was one of the original Army Air Corps bands, created by order of the Secretary of War on Oct. 1, 1941 and assigned to Barksdale Field, La. In June 1946, after a short stay at Brooks Field, Texas, the band arrived at Langley Air Force Base, Va., its current home.
For over half a century, it has represented the nation and the Air Force with musical and military distinction to the citizens of the Mid-Atlantic in live concerts, to the nation in televised events such as the “Today” show and the DESERT STORM National Victory Parade, to a worldwide audience through the Web and internationally distributed video and compact disc recordings, and to heads of state such as the queen of England, the president of France, the shah of Iran, and several U.S. presidents.
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