City of Rochester and Eastman School of Music Present a Free Concert by the United States Army Field Band & Soldiers' Chorus
As the premier touring musical representative for the United States Army, the Field Band travels thousands of miles each year throughout the nation and abroad, keeping the will of the American people behind the members of the armed forces and supporting diplomatic efforts around the world.
(Media-Newswire.com) - ( Monday, February 24, 2014 ) - The internationally acclaimed United States Army Field Band of Washington, DC will continue its long history of presenting free public performances with a concert at Kodak Hall at Eastman Theatre at 2 p.m., Sunday, March 23. The concert is sponsored by The Eastman School of Music and the City of Rochester.
As the premier touring musical representative for the United States Army, the Field Band travels thousands of miles each year throughout the nation and abroad, keeping the will of the American people behind the members of the armed forces and supporting diplomatic efforts around the world. Since its formation in 1946, the Field Band has appeared in all 50 states and in more than 30 countries on four continents.
Along with the Soldiers’ Chorus, which was founded in 1957, this 65-member concert band presents a powerful and diverse program of marches, overtures, popular music, patriotic selections and instrumental and vocal solos. A music critic for the Boston Globe called a Field Band performance “a cause to stand up and cheer.”
Past performance highlights include World War II 50th anniversary commemorations in the United States and Europe, Presidential Inaugural Parades, the rededication of the Statue of Liberty, nationally televised broadcasts on Memorial Day and the Fourth of July and the 2002 Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City. Joint concerts with many of the nation’s leading orchestras, including the Boston Pops, Detroit Symphony Orchestra and Cincinnati Pops have received rave reviews.
The Field Band’s members, selected by highly competitive audition and include several Eastman School of Music alumni, represent some of the finest musical talent in America. More than five decades as the military’s most traveled musicians have earned them the title, “The Musical Ambassadors of the Army.”
Tickets are free and are available for pick-up in person at the Eastman Theatre Box Office, 433 E. Main St. For online ticketing, visit www.armyfieldband.com/tickets.
For additional information about the Field Band’s performance in Rochester, visit the City’s website at www.cityofrochester.gov, dial 311 or call 428-5990 if you are calling from outside of city limits.
News Media Contact: City of Rochester Communications Director, Christine Christopher at 428-7135, or Helene Snihur, Assistant Director Public Relations at the Eastman School of Music at ( 585 ) 274-1057.
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