The Big Blue Ball
Conducted by Lt. Col. Philip C. Chevallard, The Big Blue Ball is an inventive display of The United States Air Force Academy Band's commitment to musical and military excellence in its service to America. The album name refers to the world of possibilities that can be found within the United States Air Force Academy. Filled with patriotic marches, endearing folk songs, new compositions, graceful anthems, and endearing narratives, The Big Blue Ball seeks to commemorate the Academy as well as the band's history, and it is an inventive display of their commitment to musical excellence and the opportunities it can bring. From the sweeping A Millenium Fanfare to the historical narrative laden sounds of The Navajo Code Talkers (featuring the Marines' Hymn) and the kid-friendly series Yankee Doodling: A Young Person's Guide to the Concert Band, this album is a musical and historical treat that is sure to be enjoyed.