Imagine a group of musicians who are all passionate about aviation. Gather them together and you have the WAI Jazz with Wings Band. We play at the general session, and various events throughout the conference including the Jazz Band Hangar Dance on Thursday night.
Founded in 2004, the band represents a group of WAI members who enjoy the pleasure of playing in a band. The band members represent a broad spectrum of backgrounds including pilots, flight instructors, flight attendants, medical doctors, military personnel, musicians, schoolteachers, engineers, graphic artists, attorneys, students, and retirees.
The WAI Jazz with Wings Band represents musical skills of all levels. You don’t have to be a professional musician or a virtuoso performer to join us. We value enthusiasm, and a basic ability to play an instrument (which you provide) at a high school level and sign read with comfort.
Interested? A play list and music are sent to each band member months before the conference so that everyone can have the parts practiced prior to the first rehearsal. Rehearsals are held at the conference during evening hours prior to the first performance. You’ll love the hearty applause and appreciation we receive from the conference attendees.
Speaking of appreciation, we thank Wings Financial Credit Union for their support as the exclusive sponsor for the WAI Jazz with Wings Band.
Interested in joining? Email Barbara Lauer