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Check out the United States Air Force Academy's Country Band

Wild blue country is here new album is coming out we get to hear an org song i just asked master sergeant jeff valentine who says he's in charge of this group how often they practice when you're coming out with new album.

You said >> not enough.

Do you get together and practice all time?

We do.

It's our job.

Job as we listen over year being in a band.

Is our job to practice and go out and do what we're supposed to do.

Where are you stationed?

We're from colorado springs.

Attached to air force academy.

We do all the work for cadets up there and represent them when we go out.

This band has been around since 70s.

You've not been in band since 70s.

They would question that but no, i have not.

Do you rotate in and out or.

Most musicians come in already profession will musician they audition for these jobs whe they are vacancy.

So they have train us to do they train most people to there job when we come out basic train we already have job because we got before we went.

We go to basic training and positioned to job usually we audition for.

But then you're in band career field at this point.

This is coveted spot?

Where you want to be yes.

Exactly withdrew want to be.

What do as member of band?

's this my pry primary job to play music.

Band runs itself we don't have staff si civilian people that work for us typically.

We book these tours.

We handle auditions deploy and play for troops.

We're over there for band air force band deployed three 65 every day of year over there.

We tour around play concerts for public education out reach stuff and tell kids they go to academy for free they can get paid to go there lot of people this know.

We try to get word out do all of those different things do air force stuff and pt tests and stuff most people have to do.

While you'rer in our state three different performances couple of those people out there can see?

Yeah.

We'll be doing national anthem for utah jazz concert that going to be tomorrow night.

Utah jazz game.

We're also doing rooer playing at murray high school if you happen to student high school you will see us tomorrow.

Day after tomorrow.

Then on friday we have a concert that's going to live facebook stream concert.

That's going to be an cable 93fm they have a staplingge there.

Capacity is about 80 they can have live audience there.

So if you listen to radio check that out see if you can get tickets or get into that i think they have things go to our website we will list all that information so you can figure out if you can see these guys in person.

What what are you playing?

What that is?

We don't have enough time for that.

This is called a pedal seal guitar.

Just a guitar two guitars ten strings instead of six all levers change my notes like country music kind of thing.

Here really easy to play is what you're saying?

Yeah.

Really easy.

Is it really easy?

Yeah okay.

Watch it theis this guy's in charge.

Very for giving wild mru country has brand new album we will put their information on our website you get to hear it first.

Take it away.

Thanks you guys >> thank you.

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