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Military musicians serenade for solidarity

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Posted at 10:04 PM, Apr 30, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-30 22:05:46-04

WASHINGTON DC — Members of military bands from around the world virtually collaborated on a popular ballad from World War II for International Jazz Day.

"I'll Be Seeing You" resonated with military families separated from loved ones and seems to have come back around as people around the world are again forced to be apart from their loved ones.

Social distancing and quarantine measures have also spawned a new trend of collaboration, one which the United States Air Force Band tells FOX 17 they are proud to be a part of.

“The song ‘I’ll Be Seeing You’ was specially chosen to represent a message of conviction and hope across the world as we join together to remain connected through shared ideas and values,” said Col. Don Schofield, commander and conductor of The U.S. Air Force Band. Colonel Schoolchild says the collaboration highlights the trust, cultural partnership, and unification of the U.S. and its allies.

The band joins musicians from Brazil, Finland, Great Britain, Japan, Germany, and Australia to perform the song, originally published in 1938.