- Things to Do
- Restaurants & Nightlife
- Travel Planning
This event has expired but is here for your reference.
Join the Central Band of the Royal Air Force and the U.S. Air Force Concert Band for this special performance! This concert is FREE and open to the public, tickets required.
In April the British Royal Air Force celebrates their centennial anniversary and what better way to honor the historic event than a joint performance by the Central Band of the Royal Air Force and the U.S. Air Force Concert Band in Washington, D.C. The Central Band of the Royal Air Force was established in 1920 and since its formation has played an integral and unique role in military life and in the musical world. The band is the first ensemble outside the United States of America to have been awarded the ‘John Philip Sousa Citation for Musical Excellence’ and are regular guests in some of the UK’s favorite concert halls, including the Royal Festival Hall in London and Birmingham’s Symphony Hall.
The United States Air Force Concert Band is the premier symphonic wind ensemble of the United States Air Force. Stationed at Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling in Washington, D.C. Remaining true to the Air Force's pioneering spirit, the ensemble is renowned as a champion of new works for band, with dozens of world premieres to its credit. It is in constant demand by many of the world's most highly-respected professional musical organizations, including the American Bandmasters Association, Music Educators National Conference and The Midwest Clinic.
Together these renowned ensembles pay tribute to the strategic partnership between their respective services by combining forces for this unique performance.