Band of Mid-America

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4:30 am
Fri May 31, 2013

The Sequester Means St. Louis Gets An Extra Dose Of Regional Air Force Band

Senior Airman Carmen Emborski performs with the Air Force Band of Mid-America at East St. Louis High School.
Tim Lloyd St. Louis Public Radio

The so-called sequester is going to take some military pomp out of summer events across the country.

Budget cuts have forced the Golden Knights, the Army’s signature parachute team, to cancel several of its performances.

The same goes for the The Navy’s Blue Angels.

Military bands aren’t immune from the cuts, either; travel restrictions have forced them to cancel shows from coast to coast.

But in a twist, we’re going to be seeing the local Air Force band a whole lot more than we normally would.  

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