Gateway Brass, the brass ensemble from the United States Air Force Band of the West, will perform at Northwestern State University on Thursday, Jan. 31 at 7:30 p.m. in Magale Recital Hall. Admission is free and open to the public.
Gateway Brass is a brass quintet with percussion which showcases military professionalism at Department of Defense ceremonies and concerts throughout the Gulf Coast region on behalf of the Air Force. The virtuoso group of active duty airman musicians performs a range of musical styles spanning five decades.
The ensemble is a component of the USAF Band of the West located at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, Texas, where Air Education & Training Command conducts basic military training for over 30,000 young men and women each year. Because all enlisted airmen must first pass through JBSA-Lackland, it is known as “The Gateway to the Air Force,” which became the inspiration for the group’s name.