Orchestra at the Airport

DATE: July 01, 2023
TIME: 3:00 pm

Join the musicians of the Civic Symphony of Green Bay for “CSGB @ GRB (an orchestra concert at the airport)” – a unique event hosted by Pilotsmith Flight School and Jet Air Group at the Green Bay Austin Straubel International Airport.

Admission is free. Donations welcome. Bring your lawn chair!

The afternoon will be filled with family-friendly activities, including a musical instrument “petting zoo” sponsored by Heid Music, a craft activity for kids, and food trucks. Aircraft and airport vehicles will be on display, and Pilotsmith will have an open house for students interested in learning more about being a pilot. The afternoon will end with the orchestra playing a concert of flying-themed and patriotic music in the Jet Air Group hangar at 3:00 pm. We will be joined by our special guest vocalists, Darren and Shelly Johnson from Daddy D Productions. Michele McCormack from WFRV Local 5 will be our concert emcee.


Doors open at noon
Family-friendly activities from noon to 2:55 pm:

  • Static displays – view airplanes, an Enstrom helicopter, and other airport vehicles up close
  • Pilotsmith Flight School – open house for students interested in learning more about being a pilot
  • Musical instrument “petting zoo” – sponsored by Heid Music
  • Face painting – provided by the talented artists of Face Painting by Lori & Friends
  • Kids craft project – make your own souvenir popsicle stick kazoo with help from our volunteer musicians in the orchestra
  • Food trucks – lunch available for purchase from Philly’s & York and Taqueria Maldonado’s

Concert begins at 3:00 pm inside the spacious Jet Air Group hangar. Don’t forget to bring your lawn chair because the venue does not have seating. No food/beverage carry-ins allowed. The shuttle buses will bring concertgoers back to the offsite parking location when the concert ends at approximately 4:30 pm. The event will take place rain or shine (except if very severe weather).

Parking will be offsite at the Oneida Bingo & Casino lot located at 2170 Airport Drive. A shuttle bus will bring concertgoers to/from Pilotsmith. Limited handicap parking (with hangtag, placard, or plate) will be available at the Jet Air Group hangar. Parking is not allowed along the road or in other area business lots. Watch for signs. The airport’s long-term parking lot will be open, but normal rates apply, and it is a long 3/4 mile walk to the venue. We encourage all concertgoers to use the free offsite parking and shuttle service.

Aircraft should park at Jet Air Group and enter the main FBO. No event entry/exit is permitted ramp-side. Runway 18/36 and ramp construction planned, check the NOTAMs. 20 cent per gallon fuel discount for all aircraft that fly-in.


Liberty Fanfare by John Williams
Band of Brothers Suite by Michael Kamen (arr. Roy Phillippe)
Armed Forces Salute (arr. Bob Lowden)
Danger Zone from Top Gun (arr. Mike Story)
Fly Me to the Moon (arr. Mike Henebry)
Over the Rainbow (arr. Mike Henebry)
Flight of the Bumblebee by Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov
America the Beautiful (arr. Alfred Reed)
Rocky Broadway (arr. Patrick Roszell)
Washington Post by John Philip Sousa
Nimbus 2000 from Harry Potter & the Sorcerer’s Stone Suite by John Williams
Summer Wind (arr. Mike Henebry)
Come Fly With Me (arr. Billy May)
Selections from E.T. by John Williams (arr. John Cacavas)
Battle Hymn of the Republic (arr. Peter Wilhousky)
Stars and Stripes Forever by John Philip Sousa


Pilotsmith Flight School
Jet Air Group
Enstrom Helicopter Corporation
Heid Music & the Heid Family Foundation
Rick’s Toybox
CSGB musician donations from: John Kolar, Carisa & Danny Lueck, Dan & Timberly Marbes

Please check back for additional sponsors & donors to be confirmed. If you or your company would like to be involved in this fun community event, please contact us!


We thank all our sponsors and donors for their involvement in helping us keep this concert free of charge. In addition, several groups are generously volunteering their time to make sure the event is fun and also safe: Civil Air Patrol, Airport Public Safety and other staff from the Green Bay Austin Straubel International Airport, staff from Heid Music, volunteers from the Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts, and members of the Civic Symphony of Green Bay.

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