Air Force Band to play in Ruston

Dimensions in Blue, the jazz ensemble from the United States Air Force Band of the West, will be presenting a concert March 18, 2011 at 7:00 pm at Ruston High School. The perfor¬mance is free of charge and open to the public. The Dimensions in Blue jazz ensemble, from the United States Air Force Band of the West, generates a unique excitement through performances of America’s only original artform: Jazz. As one of the Air Force’s finest and most versatile big bands, Dimensions in Blue features 18 talented musicians from around the country. The band currently tours over 30,000 miles and entertains over a million people each year.

Over the years, Dimensions in Blue has presented outstanding big band jazz to audiences throughout Texas, Arizona, New Mexico, and Louisiana. From working with high schools and colleges to promote music education, to fostering national pride and patriotism through community relations concerts, Dimensions in Blue’s commitment to musical excellence reflects the core values of the United States Air Force.

Since its inception, Dimensions in Blue has kept the 1940s Glenn Miller Army Air Corps sound at the center of its musical focus. As Dimensions in Blue’s musical heritage and reputation has grown, it has incorporated a more contemporary sound in order to connect with today’s generation while entertaining and inspiring audiences of all ages with some of the biggest names in the jazz world.

Drawing on the heritage of over 70 years of exciting big band jazz music, Dimensions in Blue looks toward the future to provide audiences with the very best the Air Force has to offer. Proudly performing in the vintage “Pinks and Greens” as well as the modern “blues” of today’s Air Force, Dimensions in Blue will continue to deliver world class musical entertainment to you, our audience and loyal supporters, and demonstrate Air Force integrity, service and excellence throughout the country.

This event is sponsored by the Ruston High School Band and the Ruston Visitor Bureau. For more information and tickets contact the Ruston Visitor Bureau at 1-800-392-9032