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Program Notes

The Strategic Air Command

march (1963)

Clifton Williams, composer

The Strategic Air Command march was written at the request of the U.S. Strategic Air Command staff through Capt. Herman Vincent, commander of SAC Bands. The march was premiered at the SAC Band’s annual concert in Omaha, Nebraska on July 14, 1963, conducted by the composer, Clifton Williams. Near the end of the march the audience may detect an imitation of sonic booms, a trademark of the Strategic Air Command.

—Harold L. Hillyer, University of Texas at El Paso


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