The internationally acclaimed United States Army Field Band of Washington, D.C., will continue its long tradition of presenting free public performances when it appears at Statesboro High on Friday at 7 p.m. The Army Field Band's concert is sponsored by the Statesboro Herald.
The Concert Band & Soldiers' Chorus are the oldest and largest of The U.S. Army Field Band's performing components. The two ensembles combine to present joint concerts and they have performed in all 50 states and 30 foreign countries for audiences totaling hundreds of millions.
"We are very excited to help bring the Field Band and Chorus to Statesboro on this tour," said Jim Healy, operations manager for the Statesboro Herald. "The ensemble has performed in Statesboro previously and for those of you that attended that concert, you know what a remarkable evening of music you enjoyed. For those who have not seen the band in concert, you will be impressed by the incredible musicians and voices of the band and chorus. And it's free."
A limit of four free tickets per request are available for pick up in the Statesboro Herald office in downtown Statesboro and also at Statesboro High and Deloach's Music on Northside Drive.
A limited number of ticket are available for order online. Go to http://armyfieldband.ticketleap.com/statesboro/
Again, there is a limit of four tickets.
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 showcase 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.
More than six decades as the military's most traveled musicians have earned them the title, "The Musical Ambassadors of the Army."