News: LeDoux to appear at Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade
Story by Staff Sgt. Torey Griffith
JOINT BASE ANACOSTIA-BOLLING, D.C. - Carmel, Indiana’s own Craig LeDoux 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.
LeDoux joined the United States Air Force Band in 1990 as trombonist after studying trombone performance at Indiana University in Bloomington, Ind.
“The United States Air Force Band strives to Honor those who have served and those who still serve today. We Inspire Americans to a heightened sense of patriotism and inspire our deployed service men and women serving overseas,” said LeDoux. “We strive to impact audiences here at home and abroad demonstrating Air Force excellence through the universal language of music. As the Chief Enlisted Manager of The United States Air Force Band, I am honored to serve with some of the very best musicians this country has to offer and to represent all who wear the uniform on this Thanksgiving Day.”
The parade begins at 9 a.m. East Coast time, 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.