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Air Force band to play free concert

Courtesy the Sheldon Theatre1 / 2
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The U.S. Air Force Band of Mid-America Concert Band will perform a free concert at the Sheldon Theatre 4 p.m. Sunday, April 15.

This 45-piece band travels regularly throughout the Midwest, showcasing the excellence and professionalism of the U.S. Airforce and reflecting the heritage and pride of America.

The band's repertoire ranges from contemporary compositions to jazz and traditional marches to pops. In addition to traditional wind, brass and percussion instruments, the Concert Band also features vocal soloists.

"What a treat to welcome one of our military's highly respected active-duty bands to the Sheldon," said Bonnie Schock, executive director of the Sheldon Theatre. "Military bands today represent the rich history of music in military service, as they carry on vital new traditions that remind us of our connections to one another as American citizens."

Seating for the concert is limited, so tickets must be reserved at the Sheldon box office and picked up no sooner than April 14 at 12:30 p.m. Any unclaimed tickets remaining at 2 p.m. on April 15 will be released to the public on a first-come first-served basis. To reserve your seat visit the box office or call 651-388-8700.

While the concert is free, the Sheldon will be accepting donations at the door to help cover the logistical cost of hosting the event.