People don’t generally think of jazz music when they hear the Air Force is coming to town. However, a concert featuring both jazz music and The Noteables, the jazz ensemble of the U.S. Air Force Heartland of America Band, will be held in the chapel on Saturday, April 10, at 7:30 p.m.
The ensemble has appeared in concert and on national television with Bob Hope, jazz trumpeter Bobby Shew, composer/arranger Frank Mantooth, former Tonight Show band leader Doc Severinsen and pop singer Lee Greenwood. The Noteables performs an extensive repertoire of specially tailored standards, energetic contemporary favorites and Big Band classics highlighted by instrumental and vocal soloists.
Headquartered at Offutt Air Force Base near Omaha, the ensemble is led by trombonist Master Sergeant Steven Fitts. Staff Sergeant Krista Joyce will be the featured vocalist. Joyce joined the Heartland of America Band in 2005 after beginning her career as an Air Force musician nine years earlier in Georgia. She has performed throughout the Midwest, South and Europe.
The concert is sponsored by NW and the Orange City Arts Council, and there is no admission charge. Tickets must be acquired in advance and can be picked up in the music department.