CRESTVIEW — Freedom Brass, the U.S. Air Force Band of the West’s brass ensemble, will make its regional debut at an upcoming live performance.
The concert is at 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 4, at Warriors Hall, Whitehurst Municipal Building, 201 Stillwell Blvd. in Crestview.
Freedom Brass is stationed at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, Texas. The ensemble is generally comprised of two trumpets, French horn, trombone, tuba and percussion, but for its Crestview concert, two more musicians will be added.
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“It will be eight of us now instead of six, as we are bringing two new members to work them in to the rotation,” said Staff Sgt. Justin Weisenborn, who plays trumpet.
According to its website, Freedom Brass “is dedicated to presenting to its audiences the total spectrum of today's musical literature,” which means the Crestview audience can expect a diverse program of music, including pieces from a repertoire that stretches back hundreds of years.
The group annually performs more than 100 concerts and clinics around the country, including performances 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,” the ensemble’s website states. Past performances include the New York Brass Conference and Boston University's Tanglewood Music Center.
WANT TO GO?
What: Freedom Brass concert
When: 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 4
Where: Warriors Hall, Whitehurst Municipal Building, 201 Stillwell Blvd.
Notes: A reception at Warriors Hall follows the U.S. Air Force Band of the West’s brass ensemble’s Crestview performance.
This article originally appeared on Northwest Florida Daily News: US Air Force Freedom Brass band holding Crestview concert in February