Opening Session & Concert Featuring U.S. Air Force Strings
Thursday, March 17, 8:00 AM - 9:30 AM
Helping us kick off our national conference focused on celebrating diversity, the U.S. Air Force Strings will be our featured opening session, performing compositions from underrepresented composers. Along with the performances, you will hear from several of the featured composers about their music for string ensembles, celebrate ASTA's 75th Anniversary with a performance of one of the winning compositions, and connect with the winners of ASTA's annual awards.
The Air Force Strings is the official string ensemble of the United States Air Force. Stationed at Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling in Washington, D.C., it is one of six musical ensembles that form The U.S. Air Force Band. The Air Force Strings consists of 17 active-duty musicians performing a wide range of musical styles, from classical symphonic selections and Broadway show tunes to classic rock, bluegrass, and patriotic compositions.