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U.S. Air Force Band of Flight to perform at museum

DAYTON, Ohio (3/11/06) -- The U.S. Air Force Band of Flight performs "At the Movies" at the National Museum of the United States Air Force. (U.S. Air Force photo)

DAYTON, Ohio (3/11/06) -- The U.S. Air Force Band of Flight performs "At the Movies" at the National Museum of the United States Air Force. (U.S. Air Force photo)

DAYTON, Ohio -- Join the U.S. Air Force Band of Flight for an evening of music as it performs at 7:30 p.m., March 11, at the National Museum of the United States Air Force.

The spring concert takes place in the museum's Modern Flight Gallery and is open to the public. Performances feature a variety of movie theme songs, from Sousa to "Star Wars." This concert will be directed by 2nd Lt. David Alpar, the deputy commander and associate conductor for the Band of Flight.

Under the command of Lt. Col. Alan Sierichs, the band travels nearly 100,000 miles each year to present more than 450 performances before military and civilian audiences. Since its founding in 1942, the U.S. Air Force Band of Flight has performed for presidents and vice presidents, visiting heads of state, cabinet officers, members of Congress, U.S. and foreign military leaders, and millions of Americans and foreign citizens.

The concert is free to the public as part of a continuing partnership between the band and the National Museum of the United States Air Force. Museum doors open at 6:30 p.m. No tickets are necessary.

For more information about the concert series, call (937) 255-8046, ext. 495.

The National Museum of the United States Air Force is located on Springfield Pike, six miles northeast of downtown Dayton. It is open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. seven days a week (closed Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year's Day). Admission and parking are free.


NOTE TO MEDIA: For more information, contact the National Museum of the United States Air Force Public Affairs Division at (937) 255-4704, ext. 333.

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