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The Air Force Reserve Band played their last tune Saturday night.

This band was eliminated after a series of budget cuts.

In two performances at Mercer University, the band was joined by the Macon Symphony Youth Orchestra.

About a dozen took the stage alongside 80 young musicians from the MSYO.

In a nearly full house, the band performed twice. Once at 1:30 in the afternoon and the last performance ever was at 6:45 p.m.

"It's a little difficult and bittersweet. We've had such a great relationship with the community around Robins Air Force Base. We're sad to leave, but we also know that it's time to move on and go where the air force needs up to be," says Air Force Reserve Band conductor Thomas Gamboa.

The Air Force says airmen currently assigned to the band would be reassigned to other active duty bands.

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