The United States Air Force Band of Mid-America plays a free concert at Murray State University's Lovett Auditorium on October 15, their first concert in the area as they tour the Midwest. On Sounds Good, Austin Carter speaks with Mark Welch, Director of Community Relations & Alumni Affairs, and Dennis Johnson, Director of Bands and Orchestras, about how the upcoming concert came about and what the audience should expect in the repertoire.
Johnson says the quality of performance is very high, with two MSU graduates who have played in this band. They'll play some patriotic tunes, but will also feature a singer doing light arrangement and some artists as soloists. It'll be a varied and professional program, he says. The band is also giving free clinics to students on the day before the concert.
Tickets are free, but they'd prefer a headcount. Tickets are available at the CFSB Center Box Office and those with tickets will get preferred seating. Tickets will be available at the door, too, but seating at the door won't begin until 15 minutes prior to the start of the performance.