Air Force ‘Winds’ blowing into Tonganoxie next week
The United States Air Force Heartland of America Band’s Winds of Freedom will be performing throughout the area this month, including a performance in Tonganoxie.
Winds of Freedom, which is a woodwind ensemble composed of members of the band’s larger performing ensembles, will perform at 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 27 at the Tonganoxie Performing Arts Center on the Tonganoxie High School campus.
The band also performed in 2008 at the center.
The group's repertoire consists of classical, jazz and standard woodwind quintet music showcasing its musical diversity.
In addition to its performance in Tonganoxie, the band will perform
• 7:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 21 on the Kansas University campus.
• 7 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 22 at Olathe North High School in Olathe.
• 7 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 23 at the Paola Community Center in Paola.
• 7 p.m. Monday, Jan. 24 at Yardley Hall on the Johnson County Community College campus in Overland Park.
• 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 25 at Ottawa University in Ottawa.
• 7 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 26 at Benedictine College in Atchison.
Winds of Freedom honorably represents more than 325,000 Air Force professionals around the world.
Admission is free, but tickets are required for admission. Tickets are now available at The Mirror newspaper office, 520 E. Fourth St. in downtown Tonganoxie.
The Mirror, as well as the Bonner Springs Chieftain and Basehor Sentinel, are sponsoring the event. For more information, contact news editor Shawn Linenberger at (913) 845-2222.