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Georgia Southern to host Air Force sax quartet
GSU Air Force Band
The Horizon Saxophone Quartet, a component of the U.S. Air Force Band of the West, will perform a free concert at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday in the Carol A. Carter Recital Hall on Georgia Southern University's campus. - photo by Special

Horizon Saxophone Quartet, a component of the United States Air Force Band of the West, will present a concert at Georgia Southern University's Carol A. Carter Recital Hall at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday.

This family-friendly performance is free, open to the public and hosted by the university's Southern Saxophones ensemble.

Horizon is fashioned after a traditional concert band saxophone section and composed of four world-class instrumentalists. The quartet promotes the concept of using chamber ensembles in musical support of Air Force recruiting and retention, troop morale and community relations missions.

Horizon performs a wide variety of music, from Bach to Vivaldi, including contemporary jazz, popular music, marches and patriotic favorites. The group provides entertainment at official military ceremonies and functions, educational outreach at elementary and junior high schools, recruiting concerts at high schools and college campuses and community relations concerts.

The quartet is part of the Air Education and Training Command at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, Texas. Combining pride in the Air Force story with their love of music and education, the musicians bring a motivating experience to military and civilian audiences throughout Texas, Oklahoma, Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, Georgia and Florida.

Visit the Band of the West online at or on Facebook at For more information about the Georgia Southern performance, contact Dr. Carolyn Bryan, director of Southern Saxophones, at


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