The United States Air Force Airmen of Note jazz ensemble performed a free concert Tuesday evening at a packed Florence Civic Center.
The 18-member band was formed in 1950 to carry on the tradition of Major Glenn Miller's Army Air Corps Dance Band and is one of the last touring big bands and enjoy an international reputation as one of the finest and most versatile big bands of its kind.
Playing a mixture of original songs and songs from the golden era of Big Band, the full house at the Civic Center ballroom tapped along to the screaming brass and percussion instruments as well as the smooth bass and piano sounds that transported many back to a golden era.
The Airmen of Note are one of six performing groups within the United States Air Force Band and are based at Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling in Washington, D.C.
The Airmen of Note round out their spring tour with three more shows in the state this week and two in Georgia.
The group will perform at Patriot Hall in Sumter on April 25 at 7:30 p.m., Coastal Carolina University Wheelwright Auditorium on AprilÂ 26 ay 7:30 p.m and Summerville High School Auditorium on AprilÂ 27 at 7 p.m. in Summerville.