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Concert Nov. 18: United States Army Field Band of Washington, DC

Concert Nov. 18: United States Army Field Band of Washington, DC

Nov 15, 2017


United States Army Field Band of Washington, DC 
Templeton-Blackburn Alumni Memorial Auditorium 
Saturday, November 18 at 7:30 p.m.
Free concert, tickets are required (see below for details)

The internationally acclaimed United States Army Field Band of Washington, DC will continue its long tradition of presenting free public performances when it appears at Ohio University’s Templeton-Blackburn Alumni Memorial Auditorium on Saturday, November 18 at 7:30 PM. The Army Field Band’s concert in Athens is sponsored by the Ohio University School of Music in celebration of the school’s 100th Anniversary.

The Concert Band & 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.”

The concert is free, but tickets are required for the event. To obtain free tickets, please visit the Templeton-Blackburn Alumni Memorial Auditorium Box Office (East Union Street entrance) or call (740) 593-1780. Business hours are Monday through Friday from 12 noon to 5 PM and one hour prior to the event. Any unclaimed seats will be available to non-ticket holders just prior to concert time.

 For additional information about the Army Field Band’s performance in Athens, please contact Dr. Andrew Trachsel, Ohio University Director of Bands, at or (740) 593-1670. 

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