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
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.