Air Force Rock Band Full Spectrum Delivers Diverse Musical Experience in Williamsport
– Williamsport hosts Air Force rock band Full Spectrum from Langley Air Force Base
– Full Spectrum aims to connect with the public through their diverse repertoire and tailored shows for high schools
In Williamsport, the world came together as the Air Force rock band Full Spectrum took the stage on Friday night. Part of the United States Air Force Heritage of America, Full Spectrum is based out of Langley Air Force Base in Virginia. Technical Sergeant Quincy Brown highlighted the long-standing tradition of musicians in the military, dating back to the Civil War. The band’s three missions are to honor veterans, connect with the public, and inspire youth to serve their country.
Members of military bands go through rigorous auditions to showcase their skills and are placed in bands where their strengths align. Staff Sergeant Julie Keough explained that vocalists audition specifically for singing, performing country, rock, jazz, and concert-friendly pieces. The musicians adapt to different genres and instruments based on their training and the needs of the Air Force. Although deployments can impact the size of the band, they typically perform together as a team.
Despite being labeled as a rock band, Full Spectrum’s name reflects the diversity of music they play. Their goal is to cater to everyone’s musical preferences, ranging from pop and country to soul, hip hop, and rock from various decades. They even tailor their shows for high schools, playing popular songs that resonate with students. Through their performances, Full Spectrum aims to create memorable experiences for young audiences and recruit potential talent.