Columbia State Welcomes USAF Band of Mid-America's Concert Band

Band with musical instruments on stage
Photo Caption: The United States Air Force Band of Mid-America’s Concert Band

COLUMBIA, Tenn. – Oct. 2, 2015) - - - Columbia State Community College’s Lyceum Committee welcomes the United States Air Force Band of Mid-America’s Concert Band to the Cherry Theater Oct. 16 at 7 p.m. The free concert is a family-friendly, all-ages event.

“We are delighted that this prestigious group of talented musicians chose to include Columbia State on their brief tour of Tennessee, said Emily Gaskill, associate professor of music. “We hope this concert will be enlightening as well as entertaining for all audience members.”

During the concert, listen to the music of contemporary composers and hear the familiar sounds of John Phillip Sousa or Maj. Glenn Miller. The band also features vocal soloists singing a wide variety of popular, classical and patriotic selections.

The USAF Concert Band is a group of 45 professional musicians whose music inspires patriotism, connects communities with military service members, and honors the country’s veterans.

The Cherry Theater is in the Waymon L. Hickman Building on the Columbia Campus, located at 1665 Hampshire Pike. The event is free and open to the public.

The Lyceum Committee is a cultural affairs committee that serves the students, faculty, staff and citizens interested in the arts in our community by presenting lectures, musical concerts, dramatic presentations and book chats. All Lyceum events are open to the public and free to attend.

Columbia State is a two-year college, serving a nine-county area in southern Middle Tennessee with locations in Columbia, Franklin, Lawrenceburg, Lewisburg and Clifton. As Tennessee’s first community college, Columbia State is committed to increasing access and enhancing diversity at all five campuses. Columbia State is a member of the Tennessee Board of Regents, one of the largest higher education systems in the nation. For more information, please visit

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