Air National Guard Band of the South
Tuesday, June 25, 2019
Show begins at 7:00 PM
Doors open at 6:00 PM
The Air National Guard Band of the South supports the total Air Force and Air National Guard mission in war and peace by inspiring patriotism and fostering a deep appreciation of the rich history and legacy of the Air Force. This is accomplished, mainly, through professional performances by some of the nation’s best musicians. The band performs as a concert band, ceremonial band, “Space A” and “Sound Barrier” popular music ensembles, “Smooth Groove” jazz/big band ensemble, brass quintets and small jazz combo.
The Band of the South’s mission is two-fold: first, to enhance and lift the morale and espirit de corps of our fellow Airmen stationed either in the United States or abroad; second, to increase the public’s understanding of the importance of air power, the missions and programs of the Air Force and Air National Guard and the bravery, sacrifice and dedication of Airmen across the globe. While performing these missions, members of the Band of the South have performed in almost every state in the union as well as being deployed to Germany, Kandahar, Afghanistan and more. The Air National Guard Band of the South is stationed at McGhee Tyson Air National Guard Base in Knoxville, Tennessee.
Featuring trumpet legend, Vince DiMartino!
Vince DiMartino is one of the most sought after trumpet performers and educators. Since graduating from The Eastman School of Music in 1972, professor DiMartino had taught at the University of Kentucky until 1993. At that time, Mr.DiMartino began a new appointment as Distinguished Artist in residence at Centre College in Danville, Kentucky. He retired in 2012 from his position as W. George Matton Professor of Music at Centre College.He has served twice as President and Vice President of The International Trumpet Guild as well as a member of its Board of Directors for two terms. He has made over a dozen solo appearances at The International Trumpet Guild Conferences as a principal performing artist.Vince DiMartino is the recipient of The Governor’s Lifetime Achievement Award in 2007-2008 for the State of Kentucky and The Case Kentucky Professor of the Year Award in 2004. DiMartino has been a soloist with The Boston Pops, The United States Marine Band, The Cincinnati Pops and many other major orchestras throughout the United States and performed with over 200 university and college ensembles