“The Musical Ambassadors of the Army” performing free concert in honor of Veterans Day
Priority seating tickets are still available online for the free U.S. Army Field Band concert taking place Nov. 12 at Lower Richland High School. General seating is available on a first-come first-served basis without tickets. Reserve your free priority tickets at www.armyfieldband.com.
The concert begins at 7 p.m. in the high school’s auditorium, located at 2615 Lower Richland Boulevard in Hopkins. Eight students from the Lower Richland band and choral program will perform with the band, and the school’s JROTC Diamond Battalion will present the colors. The South Carolina Arts Commission is partnering with Lower Richland High School to present this free Veteran’s Day salute.
(Click here to see a PDF of the event program: November12_HopkinsSC_1900)
The Concert Band and 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. They have performed in all 50 states and 30 foreign countries for audiences totaling hundreds of millions.
The 65-member Concert Band and 29-member Soldiers’ Chorus 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. 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 performance, call the S.C. Arts Commission at (803) 734-8696.