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The United States Army Field Band

FROM WASHINGTON, DC
Our Mission:
To serve and inspire the American people by telling the Army story and honoring our Soldiers and Veterans at home and abroad as The Musical Ambassadors of the Army.

THE FALLING AND THE RISING:
A New American Opera

The Falling and the Rising

The Falling and The Rising, a new American Opera, is based upon a series of interviews with wounded warriors, active duty Soldiers, and Veterans, and seeks to share the camaraderie and values of Soldiers serving in America’s Army. It tells the story of a Soldier, posted in a conflict overseas, whose world is forever changed by an improvised explosive device shortly after a video chat with her daughter. The military doctors induce a coma to save her life. In this quasi-dream state, the Soldier envisions another combat veteran during a mandatory therapy session. Unable to communicate, the Soldier experiences but is unable to discuss the Doctor’s update of her condition - a traumatic brain injury. Later, imagining a conversation with an Army Ranger, she is reminded of the strength and resilience inherent in every Soldier. She then has a vision of a Colonel mourning the loss of his wife; soon after, she meets and takes strength from a Veteran who demonstrates his own recovery to his family’s congregation. Surrounded by her company near and far, this Soldier finds the strength she needs to go on, to return to her fellow Soldiers and her young daughter.

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The Falling and the Rising

The U.S. Army Field Band

4214 Field Band Drive STE 5330

Fort George G Meade MD 20755-7055

301-677-6586 | usarmyfieldband@mail.mil