Golden Tunes in Free Concert from U.S. Air Force

Published: April 25, 2014 | Read Time: 2 minutes

Patriotism and great music will come together when SUU's Department of Music hosts The United States Air Force Band of the Golden West in a stunning woodwind quintet concert of national acclaim scheduled for Tuesday, April 29, in the Thorley Recital Hall at 7:30 p.m. The concert is free and open to the community.

Featuring the Golden West Winds, part of the U.S. Air Force Band of the Golden West from Travis Air Force Base in California, the quintet is composed of flute, oboe, clarinet, French horn, and bassoon. The Golden West Winds ensemble supports a wide variety of musical events ranging from military ceremonies and patriotic shows to educational programs, concerts for general audiences, and recitals of original works for woodwind quintet. To support these events the Golden West Winds plays music of all styles, including marches, patriotic, popular, jazz and classical music.

Tailoring every show to its audience, the Golden West Winds performs a variety of different community relations concerts throughout the western United States. In addition to community relations concerts, The Golden West Winds’ innovative music education program allows the group’s members to share their enthusiasm and expertise in a lively, interactive concert presented to elementary students. For middle school through college level, the quintet provides concerts, clinics and master classes.

The distinctive atmosphere of Golden West Winds concerts bonds musicians and audience in an intimate and memorable musical experience. The members of the Golden West Winds are all professional Air Force musicians working in support of Air Force and Air Mobility Command official military recruiting and community relations objectives. The personnel for The Golden West Winds performance includes TSgt Elizabeth Honaker, flute, from Barberton, Ohio, MSgt Coreen Levin, oboe (Noncommissioned Officer in Charge), from Seattle, Washington, A1C Brian Wilmer, clarinet, from Virginia Beach, Virginia, A1C Daniel Nebel, French horn, from Los Alamos, New Mexico, and MSgt Mark Craig, bass clarinet, from Dallas, Texas.

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