Air Force’s premier song and dance group in Ogden

Join the Air Force’s expeditionary entertainers, Tops in Blue, for a one-night-only performance at the Peery’s Egyptian Theater in Ogden at 7 p.m. Nov. 20. 

This action-packed 90-minute program will fill your heart with family friendly entertainment as Air Force men and women show off their amazing singing and dancing talents. 

Doors open at 6:30 p.m. The event is free, with seating available on a first-come, first served basis. Tickets are not needed. 

Tops in Blue is one of the oldest and most widely traveled entertainment groups of its kind. Composed of 38 of the most talented vocalists, musicians, dancers and technicians anywhere, the group’s primary purpose is to perform for military personnel and their families throughout the world. The enormous popularity of the group has also made them America’s goodwill ambassadors around the globe.

“Freedom’s Song” is the theme of the 2015 Tops in Blue World Tour. 

This year’s tour features the exciting sounds of the top of the charts, along with popular American music of the past. Add the high-energy precision choreography and dazzling visual impact Tops in Blue is known for, and every member of the audience will be singing along and dancing in their seats.

This year’s tour will take Tops in Blue to Air Force installations located throughout the world, including the United States, Europe, the Pacific and Southwest Asia, all within a seven-month period.

Each year, Air Force personnel stationed worldwide compete in a multilevel competition for the right to be selected as a member of this elite organization. The Tops in Blue team is an all active-duty special unit made up of talented performers selected for their entertainment abilities.

Each team begins the tour with an intense 60-day training period at the “Home of Tops in Blue,” Joint Base San Antonio, Lackland AFB, Texas.

Training consists of a highly accelerated educational process to prepare them to succeed as world-class entertainers and distinguished Air Force Ambassadors during the seven-month tour. 

The performers must master the instrumental, vocal, choreography and staging requirements of the show. In addition, they also must become highly accomplished in the intricate technical skills needed to support the tour. They are, in essence, their own “road crew.”

Under the guidance of five technical personnel, the performing team is responsible for setting up over 60,000 pounds of staging, lighting, audio, video and special effects equipment required for each performance.

Tops in Blue has a distinctive history, spanning more than 60 years. 

Since its first world tour in 1953, the group has also performed on film, produced albums, and appeared on national television with such legends as Ed Sullivan, Bob Hope, Alabama, Barbara Mandrell, BOYZ II MEN, Lee Greenwood, and many others. They performed the entire halftime shows for the 1981 Garden State Bowl and Super Bowl XIX, and in 2011, they performed with Lea Michele of “Glee” at Super Bowl XLV. 

Information in this article is courtesy of www.usafservices.com.

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