Strike up the band!

United States Army Field Band

On Sunday, March, 2015 at 3:00 pm in the Jay County High School Auditorium in Portland, Indiana and continuing with their long tradition of presenting free public performances, the internationally acclaimed United States Army Field Band of Washington, DC will be centerstage.

     The 65-member Concert Band and 29-member Soldiers’ Chorus are the oldest and largest of The U.S. Army Field Band’s performing components. These two ensembles combine to present joint concerts on their national tours as well as perform regularly in some of the most famous concert halls in the world, and just as often in the humblest auditoriums in the smallest of communities. They have performed in all 50 states and 30 foreign countries for audiences totaling hundreds of millions.

     The joining of these two ensembles allows them to offer unparalleled versatility of programming, ranging from orchestral masterworks and operatic arias to Sousa marches, jazz classics and Broadway musicals. The band and chorus also perform independently, and have recently shared the stage with such ensembles as the Boston Pops, the Cincinnati Pops, the Detroit Symphony Orchestra and the National Symphony Orchestra.

     In addition to their national tours, formal concerts, chamber recitals and educational outreach, members of the Concert Band and Soldiers’ Chorus frequently represent the Army at formal and ceremonial functions, including the Presidential Inaugural Parade, presidential funerals, the Army All- American Bowl and diplomatic efforts overseas. More than six decades as the military’s most traveled musicians have earned them the title, “The Musical Ambassadors of the Army.”

     For additional information about the Army Field Band’s performance in Portland, call Arts Place at 260.726.4809. Also, to obtain free tickets by mail, include a self-addressed stamped envelope with your request to: ATTN: U.S. Army Field Band Tickets, Arts Place, Inc., P.O. Box 804, Portland, Indiana 47371.

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