‘Falconaires’ to perform at the McPherson Opera House

Special to the Sentinel

The United States Air Force Academy Band’s “Falconaires” jazz ensemble from Colorado Springs will perform a free concert at the McPherson Opera House at 7:30 p.m.  Oct. 10. 

“We’re honored the Air Force Academy selected the Opera House to present this performance,” said Opera House Director, Diane Fallis. “This is a great opportunity for our community. We hope to see lots of people come enjoy this special show.” 

The evening will feature an eclectic mix of traditional and contemporary jazz repertoire that celebrates our national heritage. Admission is free with a reserved seat ticket. Tickets can be reserved at www.mcphersonoperahouse.org or by calling or stopping by the box office: 620-241-1952, 219 S. Main Street, McPherson.

Under the command of Lieutenant Colonel Daniel L. Price, the United States Air Force Academy Band proudly represents the Air Force Academy and its mission to educate, train, and inspire men and women to become officers of character, motivated to lead the United States Air Force in service to our nation. One of nine performing ensembles within the Academy Band, the Falconaires jazz ensemble is comprised of 18 professional active-duty airman musicians. A driving force in the jazz world, the Falconaires play a major role in cultivating our national heritage through America’s only indigenous musical genre-jazz.  The Falconaires support the Academy Band’s mission to advance the United States Air Force Academy and the Global Air Force Missions by providing professional music products and services for official military, recruiting, and community relations events worldwide.

For more than  60 years, the Academy Band has used the power of music to honor our nation’s heroes, inspire Air Force personnel and the nation they serve, produce innovative musical programs and products, and communicate Air Force excellence to millions around the world.

All United States Air Force Academy Band performances are presented on behalf of Lieutenant General Jay B. Silveria, Superintendent, United States Air Force Academy.