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  • Recruiters enlist Raptor for Twin Cities rock tour

    The unchanging horizon moves by slowly on an April morning as the Heartland of America Band’s two-vehicle convoy traverses the midwestern landscape of Iowa enroute to Minneapolis, where the band’s rock ensemble will rendezvous with area recruiters for a four-day concert series at local colleges and

  • Offutt Airman to participate in Rose Bowl Parade

    When the Air Force Band of the Golden West sent out a call asking for volunteers to play alongside them at the Rose Parade, a senior airman with the Heartland of America Band answered the call.

  • HOAB to perform holiday concert series in original post theater

    While circumstances outside of their control forced the cancellation of their local annual holiday concert series, the U.S. Air Force Heartland of America Band has announced they will perform on base in a venue built exactly for this type of an event more than 80 years ago.

  • Heartland of America Band: Soothing the savage beast

    What can soothe, inspire, console, and bring back memories from long ago? It can electrify your surroundings, and make a person start to dance. Some people say it can even soothe the savage soul. It is music and the talents of musicians as they perform for others.

  • Airman wins chance to perform at Omaha’s MAHA Music Festival

    It’s 7:08 p.m. and the rain, beyond the storefront window of the B Side Theatre, has subsided allowing the setting sun to brighten the dimly-lit confines of the Benson music hall in Omaha, Nebraska.Airman 1st Class Mario Foreman-Powell, a United States Air Force Heartland of America Band vocalist,

  • Offutt Brass collaborates with Canadian Brass

    The Heartland of America Band’s Offutt Brass hosted the Canadian Brass June 8, 2018, at Offutt Air Force Base, Nebraska.Canadian Brass, formed in 1970, has won Juno, Grammy and Echo awards and are considered to be one of the most successful brass ensembles in the world with discography of more than

  • Team Offutt displays Honor at 2018 College World Series

    Airmen stand at home plate of TD Ameritrade Park for game one of the National Collegiate Athletic Association Men’s College World Series Omaha, Nebraska, June 26, 2018. The Offutt Air Force Base Airmen were the most recent to return from deployment. Each received a wooden bat with their name and

  • 2016 Holiday Concert Series Marks Trigentennial Anniversary

    Sledding at Memorial Park; ice skating in the Old Market; and prognosticating about which bowl game the Huskers play in are all longtime holiday traditions in Nebraska. This year also marks the 30th anniversary of another seasonal staple: the Offutt-based Heartland of America Band’s holiday concert

  • Storm Chasers show Military Appreciation

    U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Elbert Foreman Jr., a military working dog handler, meets with staff members of the Omaha Storm Chasers baseball team during a military appreciation game held at Werner Park, Papillion, Neb. on Aug. 7. Foreman and his dog Rocky ceremoniously place the game ball on the

  • VA to hold ceremony for new National Veteran’s Cemetery

    The Department of Veterans Affairs will formally dedicate the new Omaha National Cemetery in a ceremony at 10 a.m.2 Friday, Aug. 5 at the SumTur Amphitheater in Papillion, Nebraska. The ceremony at SumTur is open to the public and will include the unveiling of the dedication plaque. During the

  • Offutt’s Raptor Band reaches out to local students

    The U.S. Air Force Heartland of America Band’s Raptor ensemble took to the stage on April 13 at Aurora Public Schools to perform a concert for middle and high schoolers in Aurora, Neb. Raptor,  a rock band that consists of two vocalists, keyboard, guitar, drums and bass. Each of the musicians is a