For the record I am a bandaholic. Yes, I made up another word. Nonetheless, I love bands. I started playing trumpet in the sixth grade and continued all the way through high school. I encouraged all eight of my children to join their school bands, which all of them did.

So, as the Air Force band "Airmen of Note" tour comes to the Big Country, be sure and add attending this event on your bucket list. The United States Air Force premier jazz ensemble is primarily stationed in Washington DC. However, Airmen of Note will be doing a nine-day community relations tour through Texas and New Mexico during the month of November 2023.

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This tour honors the service of airmen both past and present, and highlights the excellence of those special military members that are working all over the world protecting our freedoms. The best part is that all the concerts are free and
open to the public. That stated, you will still need a ticket to attend the concert.

Photo by: / Airmen of Note
Photo by: / Airmen of Note

For tickets and information on any of these concerts, visit the United States Air Force Band website. The first concert kicks off the tour on Friday, November 10, in Plano.

Concert Dates and Locations:

  • Friday, November 10 at 7:00 p.m. Plano ISD Robinson Fine Arts Center
    1800 Alma Dr., Plano, TX
  • Wednesday, November 15 at 7:00 p.m. Organ Mountain High School
    5700 Mesa Grande Dr., Las Cruces, NM
  • Saturday, November 11 at 7:30 p.m. U.T. Arlington Texas Hall
    701 W. Nedderman Dr., Arlington, TX
  • Sunday, November 12 at 3:00 p.m. Abilene Convention Center
    1100 N 6th St., Abilene, TX
  • Monday, November 13 at 7:00 p.m. Monterey High School
    3211 47th St., Lubbock, TX
  • Tuesday, November 14 at 7:00 p.m. Roswell Convention & Civic Center
    912 N Main St., Roswell, NM
  • Thursday, November 16 at 7:30 p.m. Magoffin Auditorium
    675 Circle Dr., El Paso, TX
  • Friday, November 17 at 7:30 p.m. Kiva Auditorium
    401 2nd St. NW, Albuquerque, NM
  • Saturday, November 18 at 8:00 p.m. V. Sue Cleveland High School
    4800 Cleveland Heights Rd. NE, Rio Rancho, NM
    Source: The United States Air Force Band website

The United States Air Force band Airmen of Note are incredible, as you can see for yourself in the video featured below. Don't miss your opportunity to see them live. For tickets and locations just follow the links.

Flight Chief CMSgt Brian Macdonald said, “We are excited to bring the band to Texas and New Mexico. Performing live and meeting communities around the country is a regular highlight of our mission and we look forward to sharing America’s original music with people in Texas and New Mexico.”

You definitely do not want to miss the USAF Airmen of Note concert. The video below is a World War II holiday flashback and my all-time favorite. Watch it, but be careful - it might catapult you into the holiday spirit.

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