USAF Band of the West http://tpr.org en Freedom Brass & San Antonio Brass Are About To Make Big Music http://tpr.org/post/freedom-brass-san-antonio-brass-are-about-make-big-music <p>A brassy musical collaboration is about to take place. I spoke with two of their principals to find out what's going on. Master Sgt. Jeff Castle plays trumpet and is in charge of Freedom Brass.</p><p>"Freedom Brass is one of the chamber ensembles for the Band of the West," Castle said.</p><p>The Band of the West is a series of bands who make up the Air Force's musical wing. I also spoke to John Carroll, who plays trumpet in the San Antonio Symphony and is the executive director of the San Antonio Brass.</p><p>It is these two entities that have created a project together.</p> Fri, 09 May 2014 20:26:35 +0000 Jack Morgan 31445 at http://tpr.org Freedom Brass & San Antonio Brass Are About To Make Big Music Enjoy Red White & Blue Sounds During Fiesta With USAF Band http://tpr.org/post/enjoy-red-white-blue-sounds-during-fiesta-usaf-band <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Members of the <a href="http://www.bandofthewest.af.mil/ensembles/BandEnsembleBio.asp?EnsembleID=33" target="_blank">Gateway Brass</a> recently visited the TPR studios for a performance and conversation about their careers in music and in the U.S. Air Force. You can hear three songs recorded in our session at the bottom of this page.</span></p> Thu, 17 Apr 2014 16:20:51 +0000 Nathan Cone 30148 at http://tpr.org Enjoy Red White & Blue Sounds During Fiesta With USAF Band USAF Band Of The West Celebrates Independence Day http://tpr.org/post/usaf-band-west-celebrates-independence-day <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">This week starts local performances with </span>Lackland<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Air Force Base's <strong>Band of the West</strong>, led by Captain Michael </span>Hoerber<span style="line-height: 1.5;">. The concerts are free and open to the public, but tickets are recommended for early seating. (For the San Antonio concerts at Sea World, admission is required to the park, but the concert is free inside.)</span></p> Wed, 26 Jun 2013 01:58:24 +0000 John Clare 13776 at http://tpr.org USAF Band Of The West Celebrates Independence Day USAF Band Of The West Gives Musical Gift To San Antonio http://tpr.org/post/usaf-band-west-gives-musical-gift-san-antonio <p><strong>Three Chances To Hear Holiday In Blue</strong></p><p>The USAF Band of the West's Concert Band &amp; Various Ensembles perform this weekend at Edgewood ISD Theatre of Performing Arts, 607&nbsp; SW 34th Street in San Antonio.</p><p>The free concerts are:</p><ul><li>Friday, December 7th at 7:00 p.m.</li><li>Saturday,&nbsp;December 8th at 3:00 p.m.&nbsp;</li><li>Sunday, December 9th at 3:00 p.m.</li></ul><p>Tickets may be printed from their website or picked up from the Lackland AFB and Randolph AFB ITT offices, Ft. Sam Houston MWR office, and the Fiesta Commission Office.</p> Thu, 06 Dec 2012 17:25:13 +0000 John Clare 2883 at http://tpr.org USAF Band Of The West Gives Musical Gift To San Antonio Air Force Band Joins San Antonio Symphony to Honor Veterans http://tpr.org/post/air-force-band-joins-san-antonio-symphony-honor-veterans <p><strong>Second year for band and symphony to collaborate!</strong></p><p>This Veteran's Day, music from Leonard Bernstein, John Phillip Sousa, and George Gershwin will fill the Majestic Theatre as the San Antonio Symphony is joined by the US Air Force's Band of the West.</p><p>"We'll use some of their players, they'll use some of our players, and we will all join together for Tchaikovsky's 1812 Overture!" said Captain Mike Hoerber, adding that it is a great way to continue the mission of the band.</p> Fri, 02 Nov 2012 22:01:44 +0000 John Clare 1253 at http://tpr.org Air Force Band Joins San Antonio Symphony to Honor Veterans