Flash Mob: The U.S. Air Force Band at the Smithsonian

Published on Dec 5, 2013 by Department of Defense

Starting with a single cellist on the floor of the National Air and Space Museum’s “Milestones of Flight” gallery, and swelling to 120 musicians, The U.S. Air Force Band exhilarated museum visitors with its first-ever flash mob. The four-minute performance featured an original arrangement of “Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring/Joy to the World,” led by the band’s commander and conductor, Col. Larry H. Lang. Unsuspecting museum visitors including tourists and school groups were astonished as instrumentalists streamed into the gallery from behind airplanes and space capsules, and vocalists burst into song from the Museum’s second floor balcony.


6 thoughts on “Flash Mob: The U.S. Air Force Band at the Smithsonian

  1. Magnificent !

    I am surprised anything with the mention of our LORD would be allowed to be played by the USAF in public due to the current environment in DC these days

  2. Absolutely beautiful! Bravo!

    Now if this could be the attitude of the armed forces 365/24/7, to get out of all other countries world wide and protect the borders of these united states, we could finally make some progress!

    Thank you for posting this Cathleen, very lovely and it brought a tear to my eyes as well.

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