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U.S. Air Force Winds of Freedom to perform at St. Cloud VA

The U.S. Air Force Heartland of America Band's Winds of Freedom will present a concert at 7 p.m. Saturday, May 19, in the Auditorium (Building 8) of the St. Cloud VA Medical Center, 4801 Veterans Drive, in St. Cloud.

This concert is free and open to the public; no advanced tickets are required. Volunteers are needed to assist in escorting Veterans from the VA's Community Living Center to the concert. To volunteer or for more information, contact the Voluntary Service office at (320) 255-6365.

A woodwind quintet with percussion composed of members of the band's larger performing ensembles, the Winds of Freedom inspires military and civilian audiences to increase patriotism. They also share stirring accounts of the bravery and self-sacrifice of our expeditionary Airmen serving around the globe.

For more information on the Winds of Freedom, media should contact Senior Airman Gary Steinberg at (402) 294-0629.

The group showcases its musical diversity with a repertoire of standard woodwind quintet pieces and unique arrangements in a variety of musical styles. The Winds of Freedom takes audiences on a tour of some of the world's most beautiful and exciting music. Each member of the group is a soloist in his or her own right and together they render the perfect blend of tone color and musicianship.