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Band masters its music

When they storm Coachman Park, the Command Band of the Air Force Reserve will entertain listeners with sounds from both the Big Band era and contemporary jazz.

All 18 members of the band are active duty Air Force musicians who support Air Force recruiting and community affairs.

Sunday's performance will feature the alto sax of Master Sgt. Mike Lyle, the trumpet of Master Sgt. Paul Armstrong, the trombone of Master Sgt. Stan Bock and the vocals of Master Sgt. Pat Lyle.

Mike and Pat Lyle are married and live in Warner Robins, Ga. Mike Lyle attended the University of Alaska-Anchorage and served as a clinician for jazz improvisation classes there. He is the director of the Air Force Reserve jazz ensemble.

Vocalist Pat Lyle has entertained Presidents Carter, Reagan and Bush and Gen. Colin Powell, as well as Desert Storm troops and their families. She sings contemporary pop, country, patriotic and jazz selections.


The Command Band of the Air Force Reserve

at 1 p.m.