Air Force band to play in city

Published 10:00 am Thursday, June 24, 2010

Heartland of America Concert Band will present a concert at 7 p.m. Monday at the Albert Lea High School Auditorium.

This band is actually a military unit stationed at Offutt Air Force Base south of Omaha, Neb.

First Lt. Michael D. Hoerber is commander and conductor of the band. He is responsible for equipping, training and deploying this squadron.

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This 45-member band has existed since 1943. The band plays more than 450 concerts each year through an eight-state area that involves Nebraska, Iowa, Kansas, North and South Dakota, Montana, Wyoming and Minnesota.

There are also five smaller more specialized musical groups. They are: The Noteables jazz ensemble, Brass in Blue brass ensemble, Winds of Freedom woodwind quintet, Offutt Brass Quintet and New Horizons clarinet ensemble.

Both the Noteables and the Heartland of America Concert Band have presented musical programs in Albert Lea in previous years.

This appearance by the Air Force band is sponsored by the Albert Lea Tribune, District 241 and the Albert Lea-Freeborn County Chamber of Commerce.

Admission to the concert is free. Tickets may be obtained at the Tribune’s office, 808 W. Front St., between the hours of 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.