‘One Voice’ for the holidays

I received this video this morning from 1bl0gr3ad3r and wanted to share it with everyone. Turn up your volume, go to full screen mode, and enjoy.

Wishing everyone a happy holiday season!

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Notes from YouTube:

This holiday season The USAF Band offers the beautiful song, “One Voice”…a reminder that together we can create a better world. Watch until the end as one voice becomes a chorus inside the stunning Washington National Cathedral. Let the power of unity light the way throughout this season.

Music and Lyrics by The Wailin’ Jennys

Performers: The United States Air Force Symphony Orchestra and Singing Sergeants

Arranger – SMSgt (Ret.) Robert Thurston (orchestral/choral tracks)

Executive Producer – Colonel Larry H. Lang, Commander, The USAF Band

Producer – CMSgt Jebodiah Eaton, Chief of Production

Associate Producers – Lt. Christina Muncey, Lt. Philip Emory

Assistant Producers – SMSgt Dennis Hoffmann, SMSgt Jen Dayton Cox, and MSgt Emily Wellington

Recording Engineer – MSgt Jim DeVaughn

Mixing Engineer – Mr. Bob Dawson, Bias Studios, Springfield, VA

Mastering Engineer – Mr. Mike Monseur, Bias Studios, Springfield, VA

Video Credits: Executive Producer and Conductor – Colonel Larry H. Lang, Commander, The USAF Band

Producer – CMSgt Jebodiah Eaton

Co-Producer – SMSgt Dennis Hoffmann

Videographers – SMSgt Dennis Hoffmann, MSgt Frank Busso, and TSgt Ricky Parrell

Special thanks to: The Washington National Cathedral, Washington, D.C. and the wonderful local choirs and families that helped make this possible.

13 comments

  1. Definitely NOT a band but an orchestra; as stated in the list of performers.

    I noticed that every one was at least a sergeant. The only officer being the conductor, I think may have been a colonel. I wonder why they are all given that ranking?

    I must admit that I found it a bit tedious; the music didn’t seem that melodious to me, and the singing seemed restrained.

    Americans usually perform with much more gusto and life; I was disappointed.

    But then I’m a grumpy old man as we all well know !

    1. I, too, noticed it was called a band when it is quite obviously an orchestra. As for the ranks, I don’t know anything about that.

      I’m sorry you were disappointed with it. I thought it was wonderful, but I either like or don’t like music. That’s the extent of my knowledge.

      1. All those stripes on the upper sleeves signify rank of non commissioned officer; NCO’s
        Officers rank is shown appears on their epaulettes, and on naval officers lower sleeve.
        I listen to music most of the time and am stuck in my own little world I suppose

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