Mission Statement

AFCENT Band ShieldU.S. Air Forces Central  Band is the first permanently assigned Air Force Band to the Central Command Area of Responsibility. Based in Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar,  the band is comprised of deployed Airmen from active duty, Reserve and Air National Guard bands.

These dynamic musicians perform and tour in small ensembles throughout the AOR to positively promote troop morale, diplomacy and outreach to host nation communities. The USAFCENT Band rotates several ensembles through the AOR that perform a wide variety of musical styles to
appeal to audiences of all ages and backgrounds.

U.S. Air Forces Central Band

The United States Air Force has a continuous musical presence across the Middle East.  United States Air Force Central Band is a rock/pop showcase group whose music stretches from Top 40, pop, dance & country hits of today, to popular rock-n-roll classics.

Stationed near Doha, Qatar, the band travels to countries all over the region for strategic and diplomatic outreach.  They perform for Ambassadors, Embassy functions, community concerts, school assemblies, military functions/ceremonies, and other social events – entertaining diverse audiences and representing the excellence found in the United States Air Force.  Members of the Band are world-class musicians trained from the finest United States/International music schools and conservatories, who have chosen to use their talents to serve in the United States Air Force as full-time musicians.

 The United States Air Force Central Command values developing strong relationships with our regional community.  The Band furthers this effort as it performs for diverse groups of international audiences.


If you have a major event at which you would like the band to perform, contact the AFCENT Band ASAP to make the necessary arrangements. Tour destinations are projected months in advance and require coordination.

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