Air Force brass ensemble to play

The U.S. Air Force Heartland of America Band’s Brass in Blue, a pioneering symphonic brass ensemble, will present a concert at 7 p.m. Friday at Phillips Middle School.

This concert is free and open to the public. Tickets are available at The Messenger, 713 Central Ave.

Comprised of 10 brass players, one percussionist and a vocalist, the ensemble maintains a rigorous performance schedule presenting a diverse repertoire featuring orchestral transcriptions, patriotic favorites, jazz standards, new compositions and arrangements.

The group was selected to open the 2008 Grand Teton Music Festival, has performed the National Anthem for a Minnesota Timberwolves game and performs educational master classes for many Midwestern colleges.