USAF Band of the West ensemble performs in Crestview

CRESTVIEW, Fla., Feb. 1, 2022—The U.S. Air Force Band of the West’s brass ensemble will perform a live concert at Warriors Hall Friday at 7 p.m.

Due to Defense Department COVID-19 requirements, seating for the performance will be limited to 50 people, so early arrival is recommended.

Freedom Brass, stationed at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, Texas, is generally comprised of two trumpets, French horn, trombone, tuba and percussion, but for its Crestview concert, two more musicians will be added, trumpeter Staff Sgt. Justin Weisenborn said.

“It will be eight of us now instead of six, as we are bringing two new members to work them in to the rotation,” he said.

According to the website, Freedom Brass “is dedicated to presenting to its audiences the total spectrum of today’s musical literature,” which means audience members can expect a diverse program of music.

The ensemble travels more than 20,000 miles annually, performing more than 100 concerts and clinics around the United States as well as performing at military ceremonies.

“The members of Freedom Brass bring to the United States Air Force many years of professional experience with symphony orchestras, chamber ensembles, touring shows and today’s popular artists,” according to the website.

Past performances include the New York Brass Conference and Boston University’s Tanglewood Music Center in Massachusetts.

Brian Hughes, Cultural Services Specialist, City of Crestview

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