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U.S. Air Force Band of Flight performs

The Hagerstown Community College Alumni Association will host the U.S. Air Force Band of Flight as part of its annual Red, White and Blue Summer Concert Series, on Tues., July 7, at 6 p.m., in HCC’s Alumni Amphitheater.
     
One of the oldest Air Force bands, the Band of Flight was first activated in 1942 as the 361st Army Air Force Band in Patterson Field, OH, on what later become known as the Wright-Patterson Air Force Base. The band was renamed The Air Force Band of Flight in 1991.
     
Today, The Air Force Band of Flight consists of 60 active-duty musicians assigned to two specialized performing groups: the Concert Band and the Night Flight Jazz Ensemble. Under the direction of Major R. Michael Mench, the Concert Band is the largest single ensemble within the Band of Flight and is comprised of 45 members. The Concert Band performs a diverse repertoire of music, which includes original band compositions and orchestral transcriptions, popular Broadway and show tunes, marches, and patriotic selections.
     
Co-sponsored by the Hagerstown-Washington County Convention and Visitors Bureau, this concert is free and is open to the public. For more information, contact Lisa Stewart, HCC coordinator, alumni relations and annual giving, at 301-790-2800, ext. 346, or via e-mail at stewartl@hagerstowncc.edu.