Bring the Band to Your Community Event or Official Military Function
The United States Air Force Heartland of America Band presents more than 150 performances each year providing music for official military functions and ceremonies as well as civic events and public concerts.
Please read the information on this page if you represent an organization seeking support from the Heartland of America Band or wish to partner with us to bring a public concert to your community.
Request the Band
If you are a potential partner and would like to request the band to perform at your community event or official military function, please click here:
If you have any questions about our scheduling or band policy, please contact:
Director of Operations
Mr. Doug Roe
Click on this link to send an e-mail.
Public Performances and Civic Events
The United States Air Force Heartland of America Band may perform for public and civic events if the event is of general interest or benefit to a local, state or national community. However, the Heartland of America Band may not participate in events that are commercially sponsored; are designed to increase business traffic or raise charitable donations; or are associated with a religious or ideological movement, such as a Christmas parade, beauty pageant or political gathering. A religious facility is an authorized site for a public concert when the event is of community-wide interest, non-sectarian, and broadly promoted. Air Force Band concerts must not be part of a religious service. An Air Force Band performance in a religious facility does not imply federal endorsement of any particular religion or ideology.With the exception of concert tour performances, requestors may be required to fund the Heartland of America Band's travel, lodging and per diem expenses for performances outside of the Omaha area.
The Heartland of America Band may perform for a wide variety of public and civic events. However, these performances generally fall into one of two categories.
Patriotic openers, approximately 15 to 20 minutes in length, serve to initiate the formal portion of a military, civic or governmental event. In this setting, the Heartland of America Band may perform a program of military and patriotic selections prior to the formal presentation of the Colors. The musical program must include the national anthem unless the ceremony includes a recital of the Pledge of Allegiance. During patriotic openers, the Heartland of America Band may not provide music for entertainment, such as dancing music, cocktail and dinner music or concert and show music.
Public concerts in a traditional concert hall, outdoor venue or parade must be free and open to the public. However, the Heartland of America Band may perform at fairs, exhibitions and similar events with admission fees if the performance is incidental to the primary event, and no additional fee is charged to hear the Heartland of America Band play.
Official Military Functions
The United States Air Force Heartland of America Band provides a wide range of musical support for official Active Duty, Guard and Reserve unit military functions. Examples include: military ceremonies, base open houses, dinings in/out, unit morale events, military recognition events, and military honors. These events promote esprit de corps, troop morale and quality of life initiatives. For more information, please click here to contact our Director of Operations for details.