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2006

U.S. Air Force Academy Winds to perform at FMU, Feb. 10

            FLORENCE, S.C. – The United States Air Force Academy Winds will perform in concert at Francis Marion University, Friday, Feb. 10.

            The performance will begin at 7 p.m. in the McNair Science Building auditorium. Tickets are free, and are available at the Morning News and the Florence City/County Complex.

            The concert is sponsored by FMU, the Morning News and the City of Florence.

            Academy Winds is the newest member in the U.S. Air Force Academy Band’s family of musical ensembles. This innovative sextet is composed of instrumentalists from every section of the Concert Band to include woodwinds, double reeds, brass and percussion. The result is an eclectic performance sure to please every audience member.

            Drawing on fresh, dynamic arrangements, the group presents a wide variety of musical styles, always with contagious enthusiasm. Whether performing renaissance, symphonic favorites, traditional jazz, or even the latest pop chart, this versatile ensemble will have you wondering, “What could possibly be next?”

            Academy Winds superbly supports its missions of community relations, educational outreach, and Air Force recruiting. The members of Academy Winds have studied at some of the most prestigious universities and music conservatories in the country, using that education to offer outreach to high school and university students through master classes and clinics.

            More information about the group can be found at www.usafacademyband.com.

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Last Published: February 15, 2007 10:50 AM
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