Air National Guard Band on the Web
By Staff Sgt. Joseph LaRosa, Unit Public Affairs Representative, 567th Air Force Band,
/ Published May 02, 2009
MILFORD, MA --
Captain John D. Keeler, Commander, 567th Air Force Band, has announced a new .mil website for the Air National Guard Band of the Northeast. The latest information on the band - including a list of upcoming performances -- is now available by visiting www.bandofthenortheast.ang.af.mil
"Our new web site is loaded with interesting information about our band," said MSgt. Chuck Edgerly, the unit's operations manager. "In addition to our schedule, there is detailed information about the unit's performing ensembles as well as recruiting information," he added.
The new web site was designed by SSgt. Steve Dickerson, an alto saxophonist in the unit. "We've had an unofficial site for a number of years, but our new site is fully compliant with Air Force standards and has links to the sites of other Air Force and Air Guard bands throughout the world," said SSgt. Dickerson.
The site also features photos and descriptions of the unit's performing groups as well as information on the band's leadership and members along with contact information for those interesting in having the unit at an upcoming event.
The Air National Guard Band of the Northeast is a thirty-five member unit of the Massachusetts Air National Guard. Although supported by the 104th Fighter Wing at Barnes Air National Guard Base, the band rehearses at Massachusetts National Guard Headquarters in Milford, MA. The Band is responsible for all of New England, New York State, and New Jersey.
The band's mission is to support Air Force recruiting, public relations and direct support to the units of the Massachusetts Air National Guard and all Air National Guard units in New England and New York. According to Capt Keeler, this new site should assist the unit's mission by reaching out to the public and military communities.