The U.S. Air Force Academy Band from Colorado Springs will present its concert band in “A Celebration of Excellence” at 7 p.m. Saturday at Beach/Schmidt Performing Arts Center at Fort Hays State University.

Tickets are free to the public and are available The Hays Daily News, 507 Main, and the Hays Welcome Center, 2700 Vine.

The concert band is one of nine ensembles within the Academy Band and consists of 45 professional active-duty musicians, according to a press release from the U.S. Air Force Academy Band. The band provides professional music services and products for official military, recruiting and community relations events worldwide.

The band will perform a variety of music, including patriotic music, traditional marches, concert works and Broadway classics.

It is suggested ticket-holders arrive 20 minutes prior to showtime. Open seats will be released to non-ticket holders 15 minutes before the show.

The performance is sponsored by The Hays Daily News, James Motor Co. and FHSU.