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December, 19, 2022
10:30 AM - 12:00 AM




The Air National Guard Bands

The Air National Guard Bands

Band New Music Reading Session

Clinic Synopsis:

The Air National Guard Band of the Midwest will perform selections of new music submitted by exhibiting publishers.

Bryan Miller - Biographical Information

Lieutenant Colonel Bryan Miller has the honor of serving our nation as Commander and Conductor of the Air National Guard Band of the Midwest, the 566th Air Force Band, a National Medal of Arts recipient organization. Mission highlights include leading teams for two Southwest Asia and Africa deployments, Mount Rushmore’s Independence Day Celebration, Rockefeller Center Plaza’s Centennial of Flight Exposition, the Liberty Medal Ceremony at Independence Hall, performances honoring the Tuskegee Airmen, Gold Star Families, and funeral memorial honors for President Ronald Reagan.Also a career music educator, he is the founder and artistic director of the Chicagoland Educators Orchestra. He has served as Music Department Chair for Chicagoland’s Leyden High Schools since 1994, and has held concurrent music education positions with Elmhurst, North Central, and VanderCook Colleges. Guest conducting appearances have included the United States Air Force Band, the Wheaton Municipal Band, ILMEA, ISYM, and the Chicago Youth Symphony Orchestra. A CYSO alumnus, he serves on its Board of Directors. He regularly serves as a presenter, conductor, or performer for NAfME, The Midwest Clinic, ILMEA, and also served on NAfME’s Council of Music Program Leaders. An active trumpet artist, he performed under Maestro Daniel Barenboim with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra and Lyric Opera brass sections for the Arnold Jacobs memorial tribute concert at Symphony Center. His brass quintet was a semi-finalist in the Fischoff National Chamber Music Competition. He is an alumnus of the NIU Jazz Ensemble and founding member of Chicagoland’s renown Pete Ellman Big Band.

The Air National Guard Bands - Biographical Information

Your Air National Guard Bands support the global Air Force and Air National Guard mission in war and peace by enhancing troop morale, inspiring patriotism, supporting recruiting efforts, and bolstering public support through world class performances that share our story. The President of the United States awarded the Musicians of the United States Military with The National Medal of Arts, for personifying excellence in music and service to country. From concert halls to war zones, these extraordinary patriots have inspired and uplifted their fellow Americans over generations with their incredible courage and breathtaking musical talent. Committed to supporting music in our schools, the Air National Guard Band Program consistently engages in missions to support music education. Serving as musical ambassadors, Citizen Airmen perform high visibility missions from local communities to the White House.  Such performances have honored Congressional Medal of Honor Recipients, Apollo Astronauts, Gold Star Families, the Tuskegee Airmen, Women’s Air Corps Pilots, State Partnership for Peace nations, U.S. and Coalition troops, NATO, foreign dignitaries, Heads of State, and Presidents of the United States of America. Airmen serving in the Air National Guard are your neighbors and coworkers. They are always on mission, answering the call to serve in our nation’s armed forces. Air National Guard Band personnel are regularly called to duty, performing deployed missions in numerous undisclosed locations throughout Southwest Asia and Africa, or being activated for humanitarian stateside missions in response to natural disasters such as hurricanes, floods, forest fires, and the COVID-19 pandemic.