To celebrate it's 60th anniversary, the USAF Academy Concert Band will be making a tour stop in Dodge City.

The U.S. Air Force Academy Band is touring with a stop in Dodge City to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the school's founding by Kansas's adopted son Dwight D. Eisenhower.

The band kicked off the celebration in Colorado Springs on April 1, the day Eisenhower authorized the creation of the military school in 1954.

The concert band, the largest of the academy's seven bands with 45 active-duty musicians, will be at the Dodge City High School auditorium on April 8. Tickets are free, but seats are limited and ticketholders will be seated first.

Tickets are available at the Dodge City Daily Globe office at 705 N. Second Ave. during regular business hours.

Lt. Col. Donald E. Schofield leads the band based out of Peterson Air Force Base in Colorado. He is assisted by 1st Lt. Dustin Doyle, the associate conductor.

The band is one of twelve Air Force bands that travel the country and beyond, including shows in Iraq and Afghanistan, as vehicles of outreach, recruiting and morale-building.