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Chronicles of Valor: The Musical Journey of the USAF Band of Mid-America
15th May 2024 • Saint Louis In Tune • Motif Media Group
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Hosts Arnold Stricker and Mark Langston highlight the upcoming performances of the United States Air Force Band of Mid-America in St. Louis. Joined by Senior Master Sergeant Ryan Leatherman, Superintendent and saxophonist, they delve into the various ensembles and roles within the band. The discussion also touches on Ryan’s career path, the significance of military bands, and the power of music in honoring veterans, connecting communities, and inspiring service. Concert information listed below.

[00:00] Introduction to St. Louis in Tune and Upcoming Air Force Band Event

[00:38] Civility Tips

[02:16] Special Guest: Senior Master Sergeant Ryan Leatherman

[04:34] Exploring the US Air Force Band of Mid America's Mission and Impact

[07:14] Details on the Chronicles of Valor Concerts

[09:29] Audition Opportunities and Life in the Air Force Band

[15:01] The Superintendent Role and Musical Teams within the Band

[16:57] The Power of Music and Upcoming Performances

[20:51] Transition to Technical Sergeant Quincy Garner's Jazz History Project

[24:09] Dred Scott Heritage Foundation Announcement

[30:15] A Musical Journey: Band Performances and National Anthems

[30:42] Exploring Free Military Band Performances

[31:45]The Challenge of Military Music

[32:08] Discovering the Space Force Song

[33:49] The Thrill of Military Precision: Thunderbirds and Blue Angels

[35:32] A Whirlwind of Unique Celebrations: From Hummus to Top Gun Day

[35:58] The Curious World of Cough Drops and National Days

[43:44] Sibling Dynamics and the Pecking Order

[44:23] Humor and Life's Little Quirks

[46:58] Closing Thoughts and Podcast Information

Concerts-Chronicles of Valor

  • Monday, May 20 at 7:00pm Concert Band - Hettenhausen Center for the Arts at McKendree University, 701 College Rd, Lebanon, IL 62254, Get tickets at:
  • Tuesday, May 21 at 7:00pm Concert Band - Skip Viragh Center, St. Louis, MO 63131, Get tickets at:
  • Wednesday, May 22 at 7:00pm -Concert Band - Purser Center at Logan University, 1851 Schoettler Rd, Chesterfield, MO 63017, Get tickets at:
  • Friday, May 24 at 7:00pm Concert Band - Kirkwood Performing Arts Center (KPAC), 210 E Monroe Ave, Kirkwood, MO 63122, Get tickets at:

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