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About The Band

AFCENT Band Shield

The U.S. Air Forces Central Band (AFCENT Band) is the only permanently assigned Air Force Band to the Central Command Area of Responsibility. Located at Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar, the band is comprised of deployed Airmen from Active Duty and Air National Guard bands.

The AFCENT Band is a versatile group of musicians that showcase a wide variety of music ranging from Top 40, pop, rock, R&B, country, and jazz. Members of the band are world-class musicians trained by some of the finest American and international music schools, all of whom have volunteered to use their talents to serve in the United States Air Force as full-time active-duty musicians.

Stationed near the capital city of Doha, Qatar, the AFCENT Band travels throughout Central and Southwest Asia performing community outreach concerts, school assemblies, military functions, troop morale concerts, and diplomatic events hosted by the United States Embassies and their ambassadors.

These Airmen strive to entertain diverse audiences while demonstrating the skill and professionalism that partner nations can expect from the United States military.

The U.S. AFCENT Band’s 21-nation Area of Responsibility includes Bahrain, Egypt, Iraq, Israel, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Lebanon, Oman, Pakistan, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Syria, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, United Arab Emirates, Uzbekistan.


To find out more about the U.S. AFCENT Band or to request a performance for one of your upcoming events, please contact the band at is or dial DSN 318-455-4787/4786.


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