News: Band of the Gulf Coast is going on tour
NAS FORT WORTH JRB, TEXAS—The 531st Air Force band is making final preparations for it’s annual summer music tour, bringing it’s full range of band repertoire to the communities around the Santa Fe, New Mexico and Colorado Springs, Colorado.
The 531st Air Force band, other wise known as, The Band of the Gulf Coast has over a forty-year history of sustaining the traditions and heritage that has become the hallmark of military bands. This more than 30 member unit maintains a high degree of musical performance flexibility in order to accommodate a wide variety of tasks in support of official military functions and community relations programs.
Air National Guard bands support the global Air Force and Air National Guard missions by providing musical products and services to the ANG, the USAF, and the community. They produce programs to maintain the morale and esprit de corps of military members, assist in recruiting programs, and provide community relations programs in communities throughout the United States and on international tours.
ANG bands enjoy a rich history of service to the Air Force. Most were constituted as active duty bands in the Army Air Corps during World War II. They were deactivated and re-designated as ANG bands in the early days of the Air Force. ANG bands belong to a state's National Guard. The Governor is Commander-in-Chief and the Adjutant General supervises band operations to ensure that performances are spread equitably throughout the band's area of responsibility.
Air National Guard bands cover a multi-state geographic region. ANG bands meet two days per month and tour two weeks per year in support of community relations, troop morale and esprit de corps, ceremonies, and recruiting.
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