Air Force band to perform at opera house

VERGENNES — The Vergennes Opera House and the Addison County Chamber of Commerce will welcome the United States Air Force Heritage of America Band’s Heritage Brass symphonic brass ensemble to the opera house on Thursday, June 9, at 7 p.m. The Heritage Brass brings the military tradition of brass and percussion to the stage and presents a program that is exhilarating and intimate.
“The group called looking for a venue and the Vergennes Opera House was ready, willing and thrilled to comply,” said Addison County Chamber President Sue Hoxie.
Representing U.S. Air Force professionals serving across the globe, Heritage Brass showcases the service’s excellence and precision in every performance throughout the Eastern seaboard, from South Carolina to Maine. Comprising 10 brass players and a percussionist, the ensemble maintains a rigorous performance schedule presenting a diverse repertoire featuring orchestral transcriptions, patriotic favorites, jazz standards, new compositions and distinctive arrangements. Whether performing in a concert hall, an educational venue, a large sporting event, or in support of a military function, their innovative approach allows them to perform both as a large symphonic group and an intimate chamber ensemble.
“We are thrilled that this group will be filling the opera house hall with big, bold and inspirational music for community members to enjoy. And the fact that this is a free concert is especially pleasing,” said Vergennes Opera House President Gerianne Smart.
As professional airmen-musicians, Heritage Brass members are committed to inspiring our American public, communicating our Air Force core values, and honoring our nation’s veteran’s through the power of music. They are proud to represent our nation’s Airmen who fly, fight, and win in air, space, and cyberspace.
This is not a ticketed event. Concertgoers are encouraged to arrive early; doors open at 6 p.m. and seating will be on a first-come, first-served basis.
For more information visit vergennesoperahouse.org or call 802-877-6737.

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