Air Force 60th anniversary concert scheduled

The Air National Guard Band of the Smoky Mountains is stationed at McGhee Tyson Air National Guard Base near Knoxville, Tenn. The band is the official musical ambassador for the Tennessee Air National Guard.  The mission of the band is to support military and civilian functions; to perform at activities involving Department of Defense community relations projects; and, to support local Air Force and Air National Guard recruiting. The band has performed for the Air Force Thunderbirds, the Navy Blue Angels, numerous State of Tennessee Governors Inaugural Ceremonies, as well as civilian and military performances in 21 states, Jamaica and the Dominican Republic.  The ability to offer a wide variety of musical programming is a source of great pride for this premiere unit of the Tennessee Air National Guard.  Concerts typically include traditional concert band pieces, military marches, patriotic selections, jazz, rock and country western selections.

The Air National Guard Band of the Smoky Mountains is stationed at McGhee Tyson Air National Guard Base near Knoxville, Tenn. The band is the official musical ambassador for the Tennessee Air National Guard. The mission of the band is to support military and civilian functions; to perform at activities involving Department of Defense community relations projects; and, to support local Air Force and Air National Guard recruiting. The band has performed for the Air Force Thunderbirds, the Navy Blue Angels, numerous State of Tennessee Governors Inaugural Ceremonies, as well as civilian and military performances in 21 states, Jamaica and the Dominican Republic. The ability to offer a wide variety of musical programming is a source of great pride for this premiere unit of the Tennessee Air National Guard. Concerts typically include traditional concert band pieces, military marches, patriotic selections, jazz, rock and country western selections.

AF 60th Anniversary

AF 60th Anniversary

The Air Force Monument, consisting of three stainless steel spires -- inspired by the bomb-burst flying formation of the Air Force Thunderbirds -- is located in Arlington, Va., next to the Arlington Cemetery and overlooks the Pentagon, according to the foundation.( U. S. Air Force photo/TSgt Cohen A. Young)

The Air Force Monument, consisting of three stainless steel spires -- inspired by the bomb-burst flying formation of the Air Force Thunderbirds -- is located in Arlington, Va., next to the Arlington Cemetery and overlooks the Pentagon, according to the foundation.( U. S. Air Force photo/TSgt Cohen A. Young)

ARNOLD AIR FORCE BASE, Tenn. -- In honor of the Air Force's 60th anniversary, the Air National Guard Band of the Smoky Mountains will perform on the lawn at the Security Federal Savings Bank in downtown McMinnville, Tenn., Wed., June 27 from 6-8 p.m. 

This performance is free and open to the public. As part of the show, there will be a special recognition of veterans and current military members. 

If bad weather persists, the celebration will be at the Warren County High School auditorium. 

The Air National Guard Band of the Smoky Mountains is located at McGhee Tyson Air National Guard Base near Knoxville, Tenn. The band is the official musical ambassador for the Tennessee Air National Guard. 

Concerts typically include traditional concert band pieces, military marches, patriotic selections, jazz, rock and country western selections. 

The band has performed for the Air Force Thunderbirds, the Navy Blue Angels, numerous State of Tennessee Governors Inaugural Ceremonies, as well as civilian and military performances in 21 states, Jamaica and the Dominican Republic. 

For more information, contact Arnold Engineering Development Center Public Affairs at 931-454-4204, or Main Street McMinnville at 931-506-5335.