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U.S. Army Field Band and Soldiers’ Chorus to perform at Cumberland

Staff Reports • Mar 20, 2017 at 4:50 PM

The U.S. Army Field Band and Soldiers’ Chorus will perform a free concert in the Dallas Floyd Gymnasium at Cumberland University on Wednesday at 7 p.m.

Although there is no cost to attend the performance, tickets are required for admission. A limited number of tickets remain at the Cumberland Alumni House on Spring Street and The Lebanon Democrat office on North Cumberland Street.

The performance is expected to last about 75 minutes, and the musicians will perform a variety of songs in different styles. The group previously performed at Cumberland in 2009.

Among the songs that are scheduled to be performed, according to the event’s official program, are “America the Beautiful,” “The Star-Spangled Banner,” “America (My Country, ‘Tis of Thee)” and “Gold Bless the USA.” The program is subject to change prior to Wednesday’s performance.

Local students will play with the band, and Lebanon High School’s JROTC will present the colors.

Although the show is free, tickets are required for admission. A limited number of tickets remain at the Cumberland Alumni House on Spring Street and at The Lebanon Democrat’s office on North Cumberland Street.

The field band is the country’s premier touring musical organization. The group of men and women represents both military personnel and civilians while honoring the service of veterans.

The Soldiers’ Chorus was founded n 1957 and is a vocal accompaniment to the field band and features 29 members in a mixed choral ensemble.

The chorus has performed in every state, as well as Canada, Mexico, India and throughout Europe.

The musical backgrounds of the members of the chorus ranges from opera and musical theatre to music education and vocal coaching.

This versatility has earned the chorus an international reputation for presenting musical excellence and inspiring patriotism. Critics have acclaimed recent appearances with the Boston Pops, the Cincinnati Pops and the Atlanta, Dallas, Detroit, Nashville and National symphony orchestras.

Other notable performances include four world fairs, American Choral Directors Association conferences, music educator conventions, Kennedy Center Honors Programs, the 750th anniversary of Berlin and the rededication of the Statue of Liberty.

For more information about the concert, contact Camille Burdine at 615-547-1241. For more information about the U.S. Army Field Band and Soldiers’ Chorus, visit armyfieldband.com. 

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