NEW WILMINGTON, Pa.– Westminster College will host The U.S. Army Field Band and Soldiers’ Chorus in a free concert Saturday, Oct. 22, at 7:30 p.m. in Orr Auditorium.
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 and have performed in all 50 states and 30 foreign countries.
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 the 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 the Boston Pops, the Cincinnati Pops, the Detroit Symphony 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 tickets (limit four per request) to the Westminster concert:
- Send name, address, number of tickets requested and a self-addressed stamped envelope to Westminster College Celebrity Series, 319 S. Market Street, New Wilmington PA 16172
- Call the Celebrity Series office at 724-946-7354
- Stop in at the Celebrity Series office in Patterson Hall or the offices of the New Castle News or Sharon Herald
Contact the Celebrity Series box office at the number above for additional information.