News: Leahey to appear at Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade
Story by Staff Sgt. Torey Griffith
JOINT BASE ANACOSTIA-BOLLING, D.C. - Altoona, Pa.'s own Tim Leahey is slated to perform for more than 53 million estimated spectators as part of the United States Air Force Band’s appearance at the 86th Annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade Nov. 22 in New York City.
Senior Master Sgt. Timothy Daniel Leahey joined the United States Air Force Band in November of 1993, as a jazz trumpeter with the U.S. Air Force Band Airmen of Note after studying trumpet performance at Youngstown State University in Youngstown, Ohio.
“Being part of events like this, representing the U.S. Air Force on a national stage, is one of the many perks of the incredible career I’ve had,” said Leahey. “There will be many different languages spoken by the viewers of the parade, but it is our honor in the Air Force Band to communicate the excellence of the men and women of the Air Force through the universal language of music.”
The parade begins at 9 a.m. EST, and will be broadcast on many television stations.
Located at Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling, D.C., the United States Air Force Band’s mission is to honor those who have served, inspire American citizens to heightened patriotism and service, and positively impact the global community on behalf of the U.S. Air Force and the United States of America.
The band is the Air Force's premier musical organization. The excellence demonstrated by the band's airmen musicians is a reflection of the excellence carried out 24 hours a day by airmen stationed around the globe. Each member is proud to represent all airmen, whose selfless service and sacrifices ensure the freedoms we enjoy as citizens of the United States of America.
Since its formation in 1941, this world-class organization has inspired billions of listeners through its exhilarating music, engaging concerts and masterful recordings and continues to positively impact the global community.
For more information on the Air Force Band, visit their website at http://www.usafband.af.mil/, “Like their Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/USAFBand, or follow @USAFBand on Twitter.