US Air Force Band plays tribute to veterans

Col. Larry Lang, U.S. Air Force Band commander and conductor, speaks to the audience at the Maryland Public Television studio before a live recording of the band performing their Veteran’s Day tribute compositions in Owings Mills, MD., Nov. 06, 2015. The tribute particularly recognizes Vietnam veterans with music from the 60’s and 70’s. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Joshua R. M. Dewberry)

Col. Larry Lang, U.S. Air Force Band commander and conductor, speaks to the audience at the Maryland Public Television studio before a live recording of the band performing their Veteran’s Day tribute compositions in Owings Mills, MD., Nov. 06, 2015. The tribute particularly recognizes Vietnam veterans with music from the 60’s and 70’s. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Joshua R. M. Dewberry)

U.S. Air Force Band performs for a live audience at the Maryland Public Television studio during recording of the band’s Veteran’s Day tribute compositions in Owings Mills, MD., Nov. 06, 2015. This is the 10th Veteran’s Day performance the band has done at MPT. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Joshua R. M. Dewberry)

U.S. Air Force Band performs for a live audience at the Maryland Public Television studio during recording of the band’s Veteran’s Day tribute compositions in Owings Mills, MD., Nov. 06, 2015. This is the 10th Veteran’s Day performance the band has done at MPT. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Joshua R. M. Dewberry)

The U.S. Air Force Band poses for a photo at the Maryland Public Television studio in between takes during a live recording of the band performing their Veteran’s Day tribute compositions in Owings Mills, MD., Nov. 06, 2015. The ensembles consist of the U.S. Air Force Band, Airmen of Note, the premier jazz ensemble of the U.S. Air Force, and Max Impact. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Joshua R. M. Dewberry)

The U.S. Air Force Band poses for a photo at the Maryland Public Television studio in between takes during a live recording of the band performing their Veteran’s Day tribute compositions in Owings Mills, MD., Nov. 06, 2015. The ensembles consist of the U.S. Air Force Band, Airmen of Note, the premier jazz ensemble of the U.S. Air Force, and Max Impact. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Joshua R. M. Dewberry)

Tech. Sgt. Aaron Paige, U.S. Air Force Band vocalist, sings a solo performance at the Maryland Public Television studio during a live recording of the band’s Veteran’s Day tribute compositions in Owings Mills, MD., Nov. 06, 2015. Paige is a member of the Singing Sergeants, a vocal ensemble of the band. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Joshua R. M. Dewberry)

Tech. Sgt. Aaron Paige, U.S. Air Force Band vocalist, sings a solo performance at the Maryland Public Television studio during a live recording of the band’s Veteran’s Day tribute compositions in Owings Mills, MD., Nov. 06, 2015. Paige is a member of the Singing Sergeants, a vocal ensemble of the band. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Joshua R. M. Dewberry)

JOINT BASE ANDREWS, Md. -- The U.S. Air Force Band performed for Veteran's Day at Maryland Public Television in Owings Mills, Md., Nov. 4, 2015.

The ensemble performance is entitled, "America's Veterans: A Musical Tribute."

"The most cherished part of our mission is honoring those who have served; so collaborating with MPT for this Salute to Veterans is a real honor," said Col. Larry Lang, U.S. Air Force Band commander and conductor. "This year's show is a commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the Vietnam War, with musical selections and video from the 60s and 70s, using that very iconic music as a soundtrack for our Vietnam veteran's stories. It's been a blast preparing for this show and we hope everyone will tune in to watch."

The performance is slated to broadcast Tuesday, Nov. 10, 2015, at 8 p.m. and 9 p.m. on MPT-HD or live stream from http://www.usafband.af.mil/event/mpt.asp.

This year's musical celebration consists of performances by the U.S. Air Force Band, the Airmen of Note, the premier jazz ensemble of the U.S. Air Force and the U.S. Air Force Band's premier rock band, Max Impact.

"I felt so honored just to be a part of the audience listening to the beautiful music the band played," said Tech. Sgt. Karen Blackburn, 11th Wing Regional Command Post controller. "It means so much to service members to know our struggles don't go unnoticed, especially to the efforts by the veterans who came before us."