Holly & Ivy
SSgt Caleb Brinkley is the media director for the United States Air Force Academy Concert Band and happens to play the saxophone for them as well. He has been a part of the AFA Concert Band for almost two years.
After graduating from UNC Greensboro for Music Education and Jazz Percussion, SSgt Brinkley played for a few months on the Princess Cruise ships before auditioning for the United States Air Force Academy Concert Band. He was stationed at the Travis Air Force Base for four years before transferring to Colorado Springs Air Force.
SSgt Brinkley began playing sax at the age of six and by seven knew that he wanted to pursue music. Playing with Air Force Academy has given him the chance both serve his country and pursue his dream of playing saxophone. He has toured with the rock band, Blue Steel, and has toured in Northern New Mexico and Colorado with the Falconeers Jazz Band.
In January, SSgt Caleb Brinkley will be moving off to Germany to play with the Euroband. He has found a beautiful career field that helps foster relationships all over the world, help share and promote patriotism, be able to honor Veterans, and connect with the community.
Come out to support and enjoy the Air Force Academy Holly and Ivy Concert Series coming to Northern Colorado this Holiday season!
The United States Air Force Holiday and Ivy Concert Series is coming to a Northern Colorado Location near you! This is a free community Holiday concert provided by the professional musicians of the United States Air Force Academy Band. Selections include Holiday favorites such as “It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year”, “All I want for Christmas is You”, and “The Story of Rudolph”. Bring the whole family! For more information go to www.usafacademyband.af.mil.
The United States Air Force Academy Concert Band proudly represents the Air Force Academy, the leading institution for educating, training, and inspiring men and women to become officers of character. The Concert Band is composed of 40 active-duty Air Force professionals and is one of nine Academy Band ensembles. In addition to performing for Air Force troop morale, recruiting, and community outreach events, the group often appears on radio and television broadcasts and presents educational performances and clinics at national music conferences. For over 60 years, the Academy Band has used the power of music to honor our nation’s heroes, inspire Air Force personnel and the nation they serve, produce innovative musical programs and products, and communicate Air Force excellence to millions around the world.
The United States Air Force Academy Concert Band appears on behalf of Lieutenant General Michelle D. Johnson, Superintendent, United States Air Force Academy.