United States Air Force Band to perform free event
The United States Air Force Airmen of Note will perform a free concert, which is open to the public, on Monday, April 25, at the Julie Rogers Theater in Beaumont. Tickets can be obtained at the Beaumont Civic Center box office and Swicegood Music. Courtesy photo
By Tommy Mann Jr. – The Record
A special spring concert will feature one of America’s best kept musical treasures.
The United States Air Force Airmen of Note will perform a free concert at 7 p.m., Monday, April 25, inside the Julie Rogers Theater in downtown Beaumont. The event is suitable for the whole family and is free and open to the public. Tickets are required and can be obtained free at the Beaumont Civic Center Box Office, which is located at 701 Main St. in Beaumont, from 8 a.m. – 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, as well as Swicegood Music Company, 3685 College St. in Beaumont, from 8:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m., daily. There is a four-ticket limit.
The United States Air Force Airmen of Note are touring in advance of its newest studio recording, which will be released later in 2016, and includes seven Texas performances in Dallas, Fort Worth, Houston, San Marcos, Denton, Hewitt and Beaumont, along with Louisiana showcases in New Orleans and Ponchatoula.
According to a press release, the group had several highlight moments in 2015 which featured performances at the Detroit Jazz Festival, the Atlanta Jazz Festival, the Jazzmobile’s Summerfest 50th Anniversary in New York, and the Greater Hartford Jazz Festival, along with several performances in Washington, DC.
The group features several members from renowned One O’Clock jazz ensemble from the University of North Texas. This includes SMSgt. Tyler Kuebler, lead alto saxophone and music director; MSgt. Andy Axelrad, 2nd alto saxophone; MSgt. Doug Morgan, baritone saxophone; MSgt. Ben Patterson, trombone; MSgt. Jeff Martin, trombone; and TSgt. Ben Polk, bass trombone.
Visit www.usafband.af.mil for more information on this musical act.