LARRY H. LANG
Colonel Larry H. Lang is commander and conductor of The US Air Force Band. He is responsible for all activities of this organization including equipping, training, and deploying airmen musicians to perform 1,600 missions annually. Born in El Paso, Texas, Lang began his career as a trombonist. He received bachelor’s degrees in music education and performance from New Mexico State University. He completed a master’s degree in music education at the University of New Hampshire and was on the faculty. He also served as assistant director of bands at McNeese State University. Lang’s previous commands include the Air Force Band of the Pacific and Air Force Heritage of America Band. He also served as the commander of the Air Force Band of Liberty and Air Force Academy Band. In 2005, Lang was inducted into the prestigious American Bandmasters Association. He is also a member of numerous associations and is active as a guest conductor and clinician throughout the US and abroad.