U.S. Army Field Band to Perform Free Concert!
The Concert Band and Soldiers’ Chorus of the U.S. Army Field Band will perform in concert on Wednesday, April 5 at 7:00pm at the Bologna Performing Arts Center at Delta State University in Cleveland, MS. The event is free and open the public, and advanced free tickets can be claimed at the BPAC Ticket Office, open Monday-Friday from 9:30am to 4:30pm, by phone 662-846-4626, or online at www.bolognapac.com. The event is locally sponsored by the Bolivar Commercial and Delta Magazine.
The Concert Band & Soldiers’ Chorus are the oldest and largest of The U.S. Army Field Band’s performing components. Founded in 1946 and 1957 respectively, 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 & Soldiers’ Chorus frequently represent the Army at formal and ceremonial functions, including the Presidential Inaugural Parade, presidential funerals, the Army AllAmerican Bowl, and diplomatic efforts overseas.