Celebrate Independence Day with us during the 36th Annual Salute to Freedom at the Mt. Vernon Outland Airport. No admission fee is required to enjoy the live DJ while partaking in lazer tag, inflatables, concessions, live performances by The United States Air Force Band at 7 p.m., and colossal fireworks display at dusk.
About the Band: With its present home on Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling in Washington, D.C., The United States Air Force Band is the Air Force’s premier musical organization. Since its formation in 1941 as the Army Air Forces Band, the excellence demonstrated by the Band's Airmen musicians has reflected the excellence carried out 24 hours a day by Airmen stationed around the globe. Today, The Air Force Band consists of six performing groups: Air Force Strings, Airmen of Note, Ceremonial Brass, Concert Band, Max Impact and Singing Sergeants. This premier musical unit continues to honor those who serve, inspire patriotism and military service in fellow citizens and impact the global community positively.
The United States Air Force Concert Band is the premier symphonic wind ensemble of the United States Air Force. Featuring 53 active-duty Airmen musicians, the Concert Band performs throughout the United States via biannual tours, live radio, television and Internet broadcasts, as well as at local concerts across metropolitan Washington, D.C. The Singing Sergeants is the official chorus of the United States Air Force and features 23 active-duty Airmen musicians. The Singing Sergeants present more than 200 performances annually, performing a wide range of musical styles, from traditional Americana, opera, and choral standards to modern Broadway and jazz.
The Concert Band and Singing Sergeants perform together on a regular basis, representing the U.S. Air Force and our country as part of The United States Air Force Band. They frequently perform for national television broadcasts and online videos, including the Band’s annual holiday flash mobs, which have been viewed by millions worldwide. Whether these groups are performing in the metropolitan Washington, D.C. area, throughout our great country or around the world, they are proud to represent all Airmen, whose selfless service and sacrifice ensure the freedoms we enjoy as citizens of the United States of America. For more information call (618) 242-3151.