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Musical excellence



South Portland High School Band Director Craig Skeffington, left, is thanked by Chief Master Sgt. Kevin Burns for helping to organize an evening of high flying tunes at the school April 27, staged by Airmen of Note, the premier jazz ensemble of the United States Air Force. Stationed at Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling in Washington, D.C., Airmen of Note is one of six musical ensembles that comprise The U.S. Air Force Band. Created in 1950 to continue the tradition of Major Glenn Miller's Army Air Forces dance band, the current band consists of 18 active duty Airmen musicians including one vocalist. The band was in South Portland as part of a spring tour of free shows staged across New England. (Courtesy photo by Chief Master Sgt. Bob Kamholz) South Portland High School Band Director Craig Skeffington, left, is thanked by Chief Master Sgt. Kevin Burns for helping to organize an evening of high flying tunes at the school April 27, staged by Airmen of Note, the premier jazz ensemble of the United States Air Force. Stationed at Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling in Washington, D.C., Airmen of Note is one of six musical ensembles that comprise The U.S. Air Force Band. Created in 1950 to continue the tradition of Major Glenn Miller's Army Air Forces dance band, the current band consists of 18 active duty Airmen musicians including one vocalist. The band was in South Portland as part of a spring tour of free shows staged across New England. (Courtesy photo by Chief Master Sgt. Bob Kamholz)

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