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 Post subject: USAF flash mobs the Smithonian
PostPosted: Tue Dec 10, 2013 3:55 am 
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WASHINGTON, Dec. 4, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- It isn't often that visitors to the National Air and Space Museum are interrupted by the strains of Johann Sebastian Bach.

Starting with a single cellist in the middle of the museum's "Milestones of Flight" gallery and swelling to 120 musicians, the United States Air Force Band exhilarated museum visitors yesterday with the first flash mob to be produced by one of the five military branches' top bands. The four-minute performance featured an original arrangement of Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring/Joy to the World led by the Band's commander Col. Larry H. Lang. Unsuspecting museum visitors were astonished as instrumentalists streamed into the gallery from behind airplanes and space capsules, and vocalists burst into song from the museum's second floor balcony.

View the video here. A high-quality version is also available.

This event kicked off the band's holiday performances—29 concerts in all—at various venues throughout the Washington, D.C. area including the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum, the museum's Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center, the National Museum of American History, local high schools and more. For a complete listing, please visit www.usafband.af.mil. Groups from the Air Force Band will perform at the National Air and Space Museum and the National Museum of American History during the Smithsonian's Holiday Festival, December 7-8.

The National Air and Space Museum building on the National Mall in Washington, D.C., is located at Sixth Street and Independence Avenue S.W. The museum's Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center is located in Chantilly, Va., near Washington Dulles International Airport. Attendance at both buildings combined was 8 million in 2012, making it the most-visited museum in America. Both buildings are open from 10 a.m. until 5:30 p.m. every day (closed Dec. 25).

Video with caption: "Starting with a single cellist in the middle of the museum's "Milestones of Flight" gallery and swelling to 120 musicians, the United States Air Force Band exhilarated museum visitors yesterday with the first flash mob to be produced by one of the five military branches' top bands. The four-minute performance featured an original arrangement of Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring/Joy to the World led by the Band's commander Col. Larry H. Lang." Video available at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gIoSga7t ... NtRUqnATFQ

Image with caption: "The USAF Band announced the beginning of their holiday concerts with a flash mob at the Smithsonian's National Air and Space Museum on December 3, 2013. (U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Tara Islas/released)." Image available at: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20131204/DC27852

SOURCE Smithsonian's National Air and Space Museum

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 Post subject: Re: USAF flash mobs the Smithonian
PostPosted: Tue Dec 10, 2013 8:28 am 
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That was great.


Wonder if atheists will be protesting that an official government entity (USAF Band) performed religious music inside a US government museum.....

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 Post subject: Re: USAF flash mobs the Smithonian
PostPosted: Tue Dec 10, 2013 1:20 pm 
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awesome!

these kind of flash mobs are pretty cool

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 Post subject: Re: USAF flash mobs the Smithonian
PostPosted: Sun Dec 15, 2013 12:04 am 
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Obviously a produced video.

The band prolly did that, but there's no way that's what it sounded like. Every instrument would have to be plugged into a soundboard and mixed.

They could easily do that in a studio, the skill of those musicians being unquestionable.

I like it but whatever. I'd rather hear it through a mic like it really sounded live.

Being there at the time, and hearing them play live would be incredible. Those ppl are awesome. The whole nation beams w/ pride when they play.

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 Post subject: Re: USAF flash mobs the Smithonian
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Not the USAF, but very watchable, teens not rioting.


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