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Posted on: January 10, 2022

UPDATE: USAF Freedom Brass concert coming to Crestview Feb. 4

A Freedom Brass trumpeter performs in front of the Alamo in San Antonio.

Sound the trumpets! Freedom Brass, the U.S. Air Force Band of the West’s brass ensemble, will make its regional debut when it presents a live performance at Warriors Hall on Feb. 4.

Freedom Brass, stationed at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, Texas, is generally comprised of two trumpets, French horn, trombone, tuba, and percussion, but for its Crestview concert, two more musicians will be added, trumpeter Staff Sgt. Justin Weisenborn said.

“It will be eight of us now instead of six, as we are bringing two new members to work them in to the rotation,” he explained.

 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 travels more than 20,000 annually, performing more than 100 concerts and clinics around the United States as well as performing 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.

The concert is a program of the City of Crestview Cultural Services Division. Seating is limited by Department of Defense COVID-19 protocols.

 

WANT TO GO?

What: Freedom Brass concert

When: 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 4

Where: Warriors Hall, Whitehurst Municipal Building, 201 Stillwell Blvd.

How much: Free

Notes: Due to recently implemented Department of Defense COVID-19 protocols, seating will be limited for the concert and available on a first-come, first-seated basis.

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