Air National Guard Band Of The Northeast To Appear In Concert This December

The Air National Guard Band of the Northeast will present an exciting concert of holiday favorites on Sunday, December 16, 2018 at The Scottish Rite Cathedral Auditorium, 2701 N. Third St. Harrisburg, PA The Band of the Northeast represents the Pennsylvania Air National Guard, the United States Air National Guard, and the United States Air Force as musical ambassadors for both military and civilian audiences throughout the entire MidAtlantic and Northeast region.

3 PM SUNDAY DECEMBER 16, 2018 DOORS OPEN AT 2 PM

The Air National Guard Band of the Northeast was originally formed in 1942 in Rapid City, South Dakota as the 53rd Army Air Forces Band. Federal recognition was extended to the band in 1949. The band has experienced numerous name changes and reassignments over the years, more recently as the 553rd Air Force Band, Pennsylvania Air National Guard. In 2000, the band became known as the Air National Guard Band of the Mid-Atlantic, reflecting its expanded geographic area of responsibility. Recently, the geographic responsibility of the unit was again increased and the unit's name was changed to the Air National Guard Band of the Northeast. The Band of the Northeast is based at Fort Indiantown Gap as part of the Regional Support Group to the 193rd Special Operations Wing stationed in Middletown, PA.

A traditional Air National Guard squadron, the band consists of 40 members, all traditional Air National Guard members with civilian careers who meet one weekend a month to rehearse and perform. Its ranks are filled with professional musicians, educators, students, administrators, salesmen, builders and other professionals. The band has received many awards, including the Air Force Outstanding Unit award and the Pennsylvania Governor's Unit Citation. Its annual concert tours have taken it to Germany, Holland, France, the Azores, Antigua-West Indies, Norway, England, Denmark, and throughout the United States.

The concert is free and open to the public. Doors will open 60 minutes prior to downbeat.

The Valley of Harrisburg Office at 238-8867 or click on the link on our website at valleyofharrisburg.org and get free tickets through "EventBrite". Tickets may also be picked up at our business office.

The Air National Guard Band of the Northeast is wholeheartedly committed to reflecting the diversity of our great nation. We actively encourage individuals from all cultural and ethnic backgrounds to learn about their Air Force and seek positions in the band program.

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