US Air Force Heritage of America Concert Band

All Ages
Tuesday, November 08, 2022
Doors | 6pm // Show | 7pm

The United States Air Force Heritage of America Band has a rich history of inspiring hearts and minds, building and sustaining American patriotism, and enhancing esprit de corps in the United States Air Force. It was one of the original Army Air Corps bands, created by order of the Secretary of War on October 1, 1941 and assigned to Barksdale Field, Louisiana. In June 1946, after a short stay at Brooks Field, Texas, the band arrived at Langley Air Force Base, Virginia, now Joint Base Langley-Eustis. For over half a century, the band has represented the Air Force with musical and military distinction. Members bring music to the mid-Atlantic in live concerts and to the nation in televised events such as The Today show and the DESERT STORM National Victory Parade, as well as presidential inaugural events. The Heritage of America Band has performed ceremonies for U.S presidents and foreign heads of state, including the Queen of England and the President of France.

This is a free event. There is a strict limit of 4 tickets per person for this event.

To obtain tickets, call the box office at 336-887-3001 during regular business hours (M-F, 12-5pm) or send a self-addressed, stamped envelope to High Point Theatre Box Office, 220 E. Commerce Ave., High Point, NC 27260.
Orders without a return envelope will be held for pickup at the Will Call window.

The United States Air Force Heritage of America Band has a rich history of inspiring hearts and minds, building and sustaining American patriotism, and enhancing esprit de corps in the United States Air Force. It was one of the original Army Air Corps bands, created by order of the Secretary of War on October 1, 1941 and assigned to Barksdale Field, Louisiana. In June 1946, after a short stay at Brooks Field, Texas, the band arrived at Langley Air Force Base, Virginia, now Joint Base Langley-Eustis. For over half a century, the band has represented the Air Force with musical and military distinction. Members bring music to the mid-Atlantic in live concerts and to the nation in televised events such as The Today show and the DESERT STORM National Victory Parade, as well as presidential inaugural events. The Heritage of America Band has performed ceremonies for U.S presidents and foreign heads of state, including the Queen of England and the President of France. Using today's technology, the band reaches a world wide audience through its website and compact disc recordings. The band's 60 men and women are assigned to three primary ensembles: the USAF Heritage of America Concert Band, the Blue Aces popular music ensemble, and Full Spectrum popular music ensemble. The concert band breaks down into five smaller touring groups: the Heritage Brass, the Langley Winds woodwind sextet, Rhythm in Blue jazz ensemble, and the American Clarinet Quartet. Each year, the band's components travel more than 30,000 miles to perform hundreds of concerts for listeners across a fifteen-state region from Maine to South Carolina. Since 2005, the mission of Air Force Bands has become an expeditionary one. The Blue Aces were among the first groups to tour Southwest Asia and the Horn of Africa to support coalition and Joint forces serving in the Global War on Terrorism. The group is now preparing for future deployments. The USAF Heritage of America Band's exceptional musicianship has earned international critical acclaim and numerous honors: eight Air Force Outstanding Unit Awards, five Air Force Organizational Excellence Awards, three Colonel George S. Howard Citations of Musical Excellence for Military Concert Band, North Carolina's Order of the Long Leaf Pine, and countless state and municipal proclamations. Under the leadership of its commander and conductor, Captain Michael Hoerber, the USAF Heritage of America Band remains at the forefront of preserving and enriching America's musical heritage in the 21st century.