Air Force Concert Band performs Guest Artist Series

Air Force Concert Band plays at Schlesinger Concert Hall.

The U.S. Air Force Concert Band begins the Guest Artist Series performance at the Rachel M. Schlesinger Concert Hall and Arts Center in Alexandria, Va., Jan. 18, 2018. The event featured tubist Patrick Sheridan. The GAS is a community outreach program that honors veterans. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman Michael S. Murphy)

Colonel Lang directs the band.

Col. Larry H. Lang, U.S. Air Force Band commander and conductor, directs the band during a Guest Artist Series performance at the Rachel M. Schlesinger Concert Hall and Arts Center in Alexandria, Va., Jan. 18, 2018. The band played traditional and never heard-before-original classical pieces during GAS, featuring Patrick Sheridan, tubist. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman Michael S. Murphy)

Patrick Sheridan plays solo.

Tubist Patrick Sheridan plays with the U.S. Air Force Concert Band during a Guest Artist Series performance at the Rachel M. Schlesinger Concert Hall and Arts Center in Alexandria, Va., Jan. 18, 2018. Sheridan has played more than 3,000 concerts in more than 50 countries, and was a member of “the President’s Own” United States Marine Band. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman Michael S. Murphy)

Audience applauds band.

Concert attendees of the Guest Artist Series applaud the U.S Air Force Band and guest artist Patrick Sheridan at the Rachel M. Schlesinger Concert Hall and Arts Center in Alexandria, Va., Jan. 18, 2018. The GAS showcased the level of proficiency in which the U.S. Air Force Band functions by playing with well-known guest artists, while also addressing the local community and military members. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman Michael S. Murphy)

Drummer plays drum kit

Senior Master Sgt. Dennis W. Hoffmann, U.S. Air Force Concert Band percussionist, plays on a drum kit during the Guest Artist Series at the Rachel M. Schlesinger Concert Hall and Arts Center in Alexandria, Va., Jan. 18, 2018. The GAS is an opportunity for band members to show the level of proficiency they have on their instrument by playing with a guest artist. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman Michael S. Murphy)

U.S. Army Sgt. 1st Class plays piccolo

U.S. Army Sgt. 1st Class Katayoon Hodjati, U.S. Army Field Band, plays the piccolo during the Guest Artist Series, at the Rachel M. Schlesinger Concert Hall and Arts Center in Alexandria, Va., Jan. 18, 2018. Hodjati supported the U.S. Air force Concert band as a temporary replacement during the GAS. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman Michael S. Murphy)

Retired Marine Sergeant stands for Marine Corps song

Eliot Evans, retired master gunnery sergeant of the United States Marine Band, stands during the Marine Corps song during the Guest Artist Series, at the Rachel M. Schlesinger Concert Hall and Arts Center in Alexandria, Va., Jan. 18, 2018. The GAS ended with a time of honoring veterans who have served and are currently serving by playing each branches’ official song. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman Michael S. Murphy)

Col. Lang bows

Col. Larry H. Lang, U.S. Air Force Band commander and conductor, takes a bow at the end of the Guest Artist Series at the Rachel M. Schlesinger Concert Hall and Arts Center in Alexandria, Va., Jan. 18, 2018. The GAS was one of two free events scheduled this year that focused on classical styled arrangements. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman Michael S. Murphy)

JOINT BASE ANDREWS, Md. --   The U.S. Air Force Concert Band began their Guest Artist Series with a performance at the Rachel M. Schlesinger Concert Hall and Arts center in Alexandria, Va., Jan. 18, 2018. The event featured tubist Patrick Sheridan. The GAS is a community outreach program that honors veterans.
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