ACB supports the Honor Flight program

The Honor Flight Network (www.honorflight.org) is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing veterans with honor and closure.

Many ACB member bands have already supported this effort by playing at airports for departing or arriving flights. Members of the City of Fairfax Band, an ACB member band in Virginia, have recently been going to Reagan National Airport to play for arriving Honor Flights, a program designed to transport America’s Veterans to Washington, DC to visit those memorials dedicated to honor the service and sacrifices of themselves and their friends.

Bands around the country may participate in this program. One of our members authored an article “Honoring Our Veterans, the Honor Flight Network” which appeared in the June 2017 issue of the ACB Journal and can be viewed in its entirety linked below. The article is a primer on the experience, and is a very helpful starting place for bands interested in participating.

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Honor Flight Arrangements by Jerry Brubaker

To further assist with this mission, Jerry Brubaker, current ACB President, has arranged medium easy arrangements of the five major service songs in stand-alone versions. These are tailor made with a short intro, once through the song and a simple ending. As a way to encourage ACB member bands to play Honor Flight departures or arrivals in nearby cities Jerry will supply these arrangements free of charge in PDF format to any band that will take on this mission. To request one or all five arrangements simply send an email request to Jerry here

Quote from Jerry Brubaker

“I hope you all saw the article in the June 2017 issue of the Journal about bands supporting the Honor Flight program. This is a program that is near and dear to my heart. I have done arrangements of the five major service songs in an easy to put together format and will supply free of charge to bands that wish to play for a departing or arriving flight. Contact me (here) for further information.”

About Honor Flight Network

Our Mission: To transport America’s Veterans to Washington, DC to visit those memorials dedicated to honor the service and sacrifices of themselves and their friends.

Honor Flight Network is a non-profit organization created solely to honor America’s veterans for all their sacrifices. We transport our heroes to Washington, D.C. to visit and reflect at their memorials. Top priority is given to the senior veterans – World War II survivors, along with those other veterans who may be terminally ill.  

The Honor Flight Network has 131 honor flight hubs. To learn more about the Honor Flight Network please visit www.honorflight.org.