Air Force Brass Band to perform free concert

The U.S. Air Force Academy’s Stellar Brass Band is set to perform at 7:30 p.m. April 7, in the Chadron Arts Center located on the corner of Fourth and King street.

The band plans to play a variety of musical styles performed for a broad range of audiences led by Lieutenant Colonel Larry H. Lang.

Sergeant Tim Blake said, “[The concert’s] a way to recruit for the Air Force and create a bond with the public.”

Music will include styling from the Renaissance Period, American Folk songs, Latin styles, orchestral transcriptions, and Dixieland.

The Stellar Brass Band consists of Master Sgt. Gary Poffenbarger, group leader and tuba player; Senior Master Sgt. John Gohl, trombone player; Senior Master Sgt. Steve Kindermann, trumpet player; Master Sgt. Tim W. Allums, trumpet player; Senior Master Sgt. Gary Stephens, horn player; and Technical Sergeant Tim Blake, percussionist who combines percussion instruments with a traditional brass quintet, resulting in an original musical performance.

This band is one of the 10 performing groups that makes up the 68 member Academy Band.

“The band is one of the Air Force’s most lethal weapons. We don’t blow up bridges, we build them,” Blake said.

The Stellar Brass Band’s performance on April 7 is free and open to the public.


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