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Music sure has a way of bringing people together.  And last month the Army and the Air Force joined in perfect harmony as one of West Point Band‘s own appeared as a guest artist with the United States Air Force Band of the Golden West.  

Oboist, Staff Sgt. Natalie Wren was requested to perform with USAF Band’s woodwind quintet, the Golden West Winds during their Eastern Washington tour.  The tour included nine performances reaching a live audience of over 2400 people and a broadcast reach of more than 15,000.


Senior Airman Alaina Shaw, Technical Sergeant Andy Tucker, Airman First Class Candy Chang, Staff Sergeant Natalie Wren, Senior Airman Dan Shifren, and Airman First Class Emily Hoffner in front of the Spokane Public Radio.


Staff Sergeant Natalie Wren stands with JROTC students following a performance at Walla Walla University, in Walla Walla, Idaho.


Oboist Staff Sergeant Natalie Wren shares the West Point story at Walla Walla University.


Staff Sergeant Natalie Wren, with Technical Sergeant Andy Tucker and Airman First Class Candy Chang speaks to the students of the Michael Anderson Elementary School at the Fairchild Air Force Base in Medical Lake, Washington.

Staff Sgt. Wren enjoyed having personal conversations with countless veterans and family members, JROTC students, small children, and university music majors, as well as faculty.  Different from a typical West Point Band experience where 40+ musicians are on stage at once, chamber groups like this joint-forces ensemble can provide a strong impact in intimate settings.