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.
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.