Las Vegas, N.M. – Highlands University presents the U.S. Air Force Academy Band in a free concert April 23 at 7:o0 p.m. in Ilfeld Auditorium, 900 University Ave.
Lt. Col. Daniel Price conducts the award-winning U.S. Air Force Academy Band, which is known for the beauty and professionalism of its concerts as well as the musical variety.
“This will be a great family event with world-class musicians,” said Staff Sgt. Caleb Brinkley, a saxophonist in the band. “Our goal is to honor the military and our country while also inspiring and connecting with the public.”
The concert opens with The Star Spangled Banner. Some of the other selections include: Esprit de Corps by Robert Jager, Rhosymedre: Prelude on a Welsh Hymn Tune by Ralph Vaughan Williams, The Gallant Seventh by John Philip Sousa, Fandango by Frank Perkins and Floyd Werle, Strike Up the Band by George Gershwin and Ira Hearshen, Star Trekrospective, arrangement by Tech. Sgt. Ken Soper, Santa Fe Saga by Morton Gould, Galop by Dmitri Shostakovich and Armed Forces Medley arrangement by Tech. Sgt. Ken Soper.
For more than 50 years the U.S. Air Force Academy Band has performed nationally and internationally. The 45-member band is based at Peterson Air Force Base in Colorado Springs, Colorado. The U.S. Air Force Academy is also in Colorado Springs.