7 NATIONS JOIN FORCES FOR INT'L JAZZ DAY | The U.S. Air Force Band’s Airmen of Note led a unique collaboration with military musicians from across the globe! The song “I’ll Be Seeing You” is a message of hope during separation that was very popular throughout WWII for both those serving abroad and back home. In this current enviroment the world once again looks forward to reuniting with each other. We are honored to have military vocalists and instrumentalists from Australia, Brazil, Finland, Germany, Japan, and the United Kingdom partner with us on this extraordinary project. Listen to the powerful words of this timeless song and share it with those you can't wait to see again soon.
The United States Air Force Band from Washington, D.C., led a collaboration with military bands from seven different nations to virtually perform the historic song, “I’ll Be Seeing You.” The video was released via social media on Thursday, April 30, which happens to be International Jazz Day. “The United States Air Force Band is proud to join our allies in Australia, Brazil, Finland, Germany, Great Britain and Japan, to showcase international trust, cultural partnership, and unification,” said Col. Don Schofield, commander and conductor of The U.S. Air Force Band. “The song ‘I’ll Be Seeing You’ was specially chosen to represent a message of conviction and hope across the world as we join together to remain connected through shared ideas and values.” “I’ll Be Seeing You” was originally published in 1938 and gained popularity during World War II, when it became an anthem for those who were separated during that era. The implications during this period of global social distancing are just as powerful. The U.S. Air Force Band is the premier musical organization of the U.S. Air Force. Stationed at Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling in Washington, D.C., The U.S. Air Force Band honors those who have served, inspires American citizens to heightened patriotism and service, and positively connects with the global community on behalf of the U.S. Air Force and the United States of America.