WAI Jazz with Wings Band

Join for the fun!

Imagine a group of musicians who are all passionate about aviation- great, smart, fun- who wouldn’t want to hang out with them? But there’s a bonus. These women and men also share your passion for music. Gather them all together and you have the Women in Aviation International Jazz with Wings Band. We’d like you to come be part of the band.

You won’t be seeing us in Carnegie Hall anytime soon, but you will see us playing our music at the International Women in Aviation Conference. We play at the general session, at various events throughout the conference including the Jazz Band Hangar Dance on Thursday night.

The WAI Jazz with Wings Band was founded in 2004 by a group of WAI members who wanted to enjoy, once again, the pleasure of playing in a band. The membership of the band represents a broad spectrum of backgrounds including pilots, flight instructors, flight attendants, medical doctors, military personnel, musicians, school teachers, engineers, graphic artists, attorneys, students, and retirees.


Dust off that saxophone!

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, so if you’ve got that, you’re well on your way to becoming one of us. In general, a basic ability to play an instrument (which you provide) at a high school level and sign read with comfort are all that is required.


Join for the music!

Interested? How is works is that 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.

In sum, you won’t meet a better group of musicians than in the WAI Jazz with Wings Band. Won’t you join us?


To join the WAI Jazz Band please contact Barbara Lauer.

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WAI members seek to inspire and stand for encouragement, continued education, and a whole lot of fun! If you’re a lover of all things aviation and aerospace, and enjoy sharing your passion with others, we’d love to have you! Membership includes job search opportunities, scholarship opportunities, access to mentors in your industry, and much more.

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