NATCHITOCHES – The Air National Guard Band of the Southwest’s Jazz Ensemble, Flight Plan, will perform at Northwestern State University on Monday, June 24 at 7 p.m. in Magale Recital Hall. Admission is free and open to the public.
Flight Plan is the squadron’s dynamic “Little Big Band.” This sleek, vibrant jazz ensemble presents exciting, uplifting music and inspires audiences to increased patriotism. The group also shares stirring accounts of the bravery and self-sacrifice of our expeditionary Airmen serving around the globe. From formal performances in grand auditoriums to casual concerts in the park, Flight Plan is in constant demand.
The Air National Guard Band of the Southwest has performed across the globe in various overseas locations including Barbados, Bolivia, The Czech Republic, Germany, Nicaragua, Trinidad and Vanuatu as well as stateside in Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Illinois, Louisiana, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Mexico, New York, Oklahoma, Texas and Wisconsin.
The band has shared the stage with such notable artists as .38 Special, Blue Oyster Cult, The Gap Band, Conrad Herwig, “Blue” Lou Marini, Andy Martin, Bill Watrous, The Arkansas Symphony and the Dallas Wind Symphony. Most recently the band has performed at the Denton Arts and Jazz Festival, Fort Worth’s Mayfest, Dallas KaboomTown, and for the dedication of the George W. Bush Presidential Library.
The high level of talent showcased by each member of Flight Plan enables the group to perform with unparalleled excitement and versatility. With the extensive repertoire of specially tailored standards, energetic favorites and big band classics, highlighted by instrumental and vocal soloists, Flight Plan is sure to please audiences of any age.