Offutt Brass performs in the Black Hills this weekend
RAPID CITY, S.D. – The Offutt Brass ensemble, of the U.S. Air Force Heartland of American Band, is performing this weekend in the Black Hills.
Stationed at Offutt Air Force Base in Nebraska, this band is traveling on a week-long tour throughout the Midwest.
These professional airmen/musicians perform everything from classical, jazz and modern music to patriotic favorites. The Heartland of America Band is made up by two trumpets, a French horn, a trombone, a tuba and percussion.
TSgt. Carl Eitzen has been a member of the band for about nine years as one of the trumpet players. He says this is the perfect way for them to showcase all of the great things the men and women of the U.S. Air Force do for our country. “We get out and tell the public about all the great things that people in the Air Force are doing as they’re stationed around the world, defending our freedoms.”
All concerts are free and open to the public. Here’s a list of when and where the USAF Heartland of America Band will be performing:
Friday, Oct. 12
Black Hills State University in Spearfish
Saturday, Oct. 13
801 S. 6th St. in Hot Springs
Sunday, Oct. 14
The Performing Arts Center in Rapid City
Monday, Oct. 15
111 Casper Ave. in Newcastle, Wyoming