The United States Air Force Band of the Pacific 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 Band of the Pacific 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. With the exception of concert tour performances, requestors may be required to fund the PACAF Band's travel, lodging and per diem expenses for performances outside of the Anchorage, Alaska, area.
The PACAF 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 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 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 PACAF 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 PACAF Band play.
The US Air Force Band of the Pacific 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 email our Director of Operations, or call 907-552-7662.