Air National Guard Band of the South Jazz Quartet
LIMITED SEATING Plantation Historical Museum 511 North Fig Tree Lane Plantation FL 33317
We are a traditional National Guard unit, which means that we meet for one weekend a month and two weeks a year, typically in the summer. Our primary function is to be ambassadors for the Air Force and to bring the message of the Air Force to the public. The Air National Guard Band of the South supports the total Air Force and Air National Guard mission in war and peace by inspiring patriotism and fostering a deep appreciation of the rich history and legacy of the Air Force. This is accomplished, mainly, through professional performances by some of the nation’s best musicians.
The band performs as a concert band, ceremonial band, “Space A” and “Sound Barrier” popular music ensembles, “Smooth Groove” jazz/big band ensemble, brass quintets and small jazz combo. The Band of the South’s mission is two-fold: first, to enhance and lift the morale and espirit de corps of our fellow Airmen stationed either in the United States or abroad; second, to increase the public’s understanding of the importance of air power, the missions and programs of the Air Force and Air National Guard and the bravery, sacrifice and dedication of Airmen across the globe.
While performing these missions, members of the Band of the South have performed in almost every state in the union as well as being deployed to Germany, Kandahar, Afghanistan and more. The Air National Guard Band of the South is stationed at McGhee Tyson Air National Guard Base in Knoxville, TN. The mission of the Air National Guard Band of the South is to support military and civilian functions; to perform at activities involving Department of Defense community relations projects; and, to support local Air Force and Air National Guard recruiting.