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U.S. Air Force band to play at UNI<br>

October 28, 2002

Bob Byrnes, administrative assistant, UNI School of Music, (319) 273-2028
Gwenne Culpepper, University Marketing & Public Relations, (319) 273-2761

CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The University of Northern Iowa will host a performance by the U.S. Air Force Heartland of America Band at 2 p.m., Sunday, Nov. 10, in the Great Hall of the Gallagher-Bluedorn Performing Arts Center.

The band, stationed at Offutt Air Force Base near Omaha, is a 60-member unit whose repertoire includes jazz, country, rock, contemporary and classical. Its various musical components perform more than 450 concerts annually, touring extensively through the country.

The Heartland of America Band has received four Air Force Outstanding Unit Awards, and three Organizational Excellence Awards. The band holds the distinction of being the only Air Force musical unit to have been deployed throughout the entire area of responsibility in support of troop morale during Operation Desert Shield.

There is no charge to attend the concert.