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KU School of Music welcomes the U.S. Air Force Heartland of America: Winds of Freedom

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

The KU School of Music welcomes the United States Air Force Heartland of America Band, Winds of Freedom to campus on Friday, January 21, 2011, at 7:30pm in Crafton-Preyer Theatre, Murphy Hall. This concert is free to the public, but tickets are required. Please contact 785-864-4466 for tickets.

The United States Air Force Heartland of America Band: Winds of Freedom is the band's premier woodwind chamber ensemble. Composed of seven virtuoso solo musicians from the unit's concert band, the group adds percussion and vocals to the traditional woodwind quintet instrumentation to enhance standard literature and increase musical capabilities. The band's diverse repertoire includes performances of music from various cultures around the world, as well as jazz and ragtime classics and popular Broadway and Hollywood hits.

Winds of Freedom is based at Offutt Air Force Base in Nebraska. Musicians are all full-time Active Duty members of the Air Force, and the musicians have a combined total of 150+ years of performing experience. The band is conducted and commanded by Captain Michael D. Hoerber.

Visit the KU School of Music at www.music.ku.edu or call us at 785-864-4466 for more information about this event.

 



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