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US Army Field Band to Perform at McMurry University


  Gary Ellison
  Monday, October 20, 2014 11:15 AM
  Archives 2014 - 2015

Abilene, TX

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 McMurry University’s Radford Auditorium at 7 p.m. Saturday, November 15, 2014. The Army Field Band’s concert in Abilene is sponsored by The Pathfinders Class of St. Paul United Methodist Church.

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 audience 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 Army Field Band’s performance in Abilene, please contact the McMurry University Band Office at (325) 793-3837.  To obtain free tickets by mail, please include a self-addressed stamped envelope with your request to:

McMurry University Bands

ATTN:  U.S. Army Field Band Tickets

1 McMurry University Box 575

Abilene, TX  79697

Press Contact

Gary Ellison
gellison@mcm.edu
325-793-4610