Local

September 20, 2012

Airman, wife make harmonious music

Airman 1st Class Michael Washburn
355th Fighter Wing Public Affairs

Music is the soundtrack to our lives. We listen to it at work, at home, in the car and even when riding in elevators. Music can be an expression of our emotions for those who listen to it, as well as those who create it.

For Senior Airman Kai Eilert, 43rd Electronic Combat Group airborne cryptologic linguist, and his wife Annette, this is a day to day fact. They are both makers of music.

Airman Eilert’s musical indoctrination began at an early age.

“My family was very involved with music and that got me interested in playing an instrument,” Eilert said. “I started playing cello in fifth grade and I then played the trumpet in sixth grade. The trumpet was my primary instrument throughout high school.”

While in high school, Airman Eilert taught himself the guitar. He also dabbled in piano, bass and drums. Growing up in house where his parents were involved with music, and having a musical background, made Airman Eilert a quick study to new instruments. Soon after learning guitar, Airman Eilert became interested in another aspect of music, writing his own songs. He has been writing ever since.

Airman Eilert is not alone in his quest to craft beautiful music. Helping him along every step of the way is his wife Annette, who he met in 2010 while at church.

“She was there playing piano and singing, and I was kind of hooked on her at that point,” Eilert said. “We started playing together and writing music together. We fell in love and got married.”

As a melodious duo, Airman Eilert and Annette perform at their church weekly. Although they haven’t been able to perform at any venues, they have had the opportunity to share their music with others.

“We have played for a few campus groups from the University of Arizona, an organization called Team Challenge, which is a group that gets teenagers and older people off the streets and off drugs,” Eilert said.

For the Eilert’s, the creative process is a collaborative effort between them.

“The process is kind of back and forth,” Eilert said. “Sometimes she’ll have an idea, bring it up to me and we’ll work it out together. I do lean more toward doing the instrumental part of songs, but we usually both write the lyrics.”

Together, they have written roughly 12 songs and would one day like to compile them to make a CD.

“Making a CD can be a full time job,” Eilert said. “With me being in the Air Force and her working as well, we don’t have the time necessary for that. We do record all our songs though and put them up on YouTube.”

Annette and Airman Eilert love to make music.

To create something from nothing and share it with themselves and others is what fuels their passion.

“For my wife and I, there is a unique beauty of writing music together and then sharing it with other people,” Eilert said. “When there is a group of people singing the same song for the same reason, there’s a unity that can’t be found anywhere else. We like the interaction with others and being able to be creative in our music.”

Airman Eilert and Annette’s music can be found on their YouTube page at: http://www.youtube.com/user/FivetoTenMelodies?feature=CAoQwRs%3D

 




All of this week's top headlines to your email every Friday.


 
 

 
(U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Chris Massey)

355th CES creates portable water system

The 355th Civil Engineer Squadron’s Water Fuels System Maintenance shop has developed an innovative portable water system for facilities that lose access to a potable water supply. The system was designed and developed by Kar...
 
 
(U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Cheyenne Morigeau)

D-M Airman receives early gift before the holidays

What seemed to be a normal visit from base leadership to the Civil Engineer Squadron’s Emergency Management building, quickly unveiled itself to be a career-changing day for a young staff sergeant. The 355th Fighter Wing comm...
 
 

355th Communications Squadron

Senior Airmen Kevin Davis and Garrett Leeper, 355th Communications Squadron radio frequency transmissions systems technicians, perform a preventive maintenance inspection on a giant voice pole at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Dec. 22, 2014. Checking the poles and amplifiers ensures base emergency warning systems remain operational. Staff Sgt. Luis Permont, 355th Communications Squadron radio fr...
 

 

Guard Muster brings Arizona together

(U.S. Army National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Brian A. Barbour) Arizona National Guard Soldiers from the 158th Maneuver Enhancement Brigade stand in formation on the field at Arizona State University’s Sun Devil Stadium, Dec. 7 in Tempe. The formation, which was part of the Arizona National Guard Muster and Community Expo, was the first...
 
 
(U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Courtney Richardson)

Thunderbolt bounces back after belly landingThunderbolt bounces back after belly landing

On the evening of Sept. 30, an A-10 stationed at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base was coming back to base for a routine landing after completing a standard sortie. Just when everything seemed to be going as planned, disaster struck...
 
 

Davis-Monthan EOD detonates WW-II era mortar at Fort Huachuca

An explosive ordnance disposal team from Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Tucson, safely detonated a World War II-era 81mm mortar on Tuesday at 10:43 a.m. in Area H, Slaughterhouse Wash, at the end of the Libby Army Airfield runway on Fort Huachuca. A rider on horseback reported a sighting of the unexploded ordnance to fort personnel...
 




0 Comments


Be the first to comment!


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>


Directory powered by Business Directory Plugin