The U.S. Army Field Band's 2017 Spring Tour is about to begin! Starting this Wednesday, look for the Concert Band, Soldiers' Chorus, and Jazz Ambassadors in the Southern United States as they perform from Virginia to New Mexico and everywhere in-between.
The Jazz Ambassadors University of North Texas The Syndicate April 4, 9:00 p.m.
Many of the Jazz Ambassadors will be in familiar territory this tour, as America's Big Band performs on the campus of the University of North Texas. More than half of the Jazz Ambassadors' current members attended UNT, and the band is always anxious to show the school's current students the kinds of opportunities the Army offers.
The Concert Band & Soldiers' Chorus Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center April 9, 3:00 p.m.
The Concert Band & Soldiers' Chorus will return this Spring to the Meyerson Symphony Center, home to the Dallas Symphony Orchestra and one of the finest concert halls in the United States. The Army Field Band has performed many times at the Meyerson, and collaborated with such local icons as Eugene Corporon and Jerry Junkin.
Bringing Veterans into the Fold
Every tour, the Concert Band & Soldiers' Chorus holds nightly performances in a wide variety of venues, from the proudest concert halls to local high school gymnasiums. During the day, small chamber groups travel to public schools, universities, and colleges to offer recitals and educational clinics. This tour, the band will expand its reach even further by performing at Veterans homes.
“Honoring our Veterans is one of the primary aspects of our mission,” said Sergeant First Class Phillip Johnson, trumpet player with the Concert Band. “Performing for Veterans homes is something the Army Field Band has always done, but the members of the band have decided it's something we could do more of while on the road. For this tour, the Army Field Band is searching its entire route for any Veterans home that are within reach.”
Be Inspired by a Concert Near You
The members of The U.S. Army Field Band are excited to bring the Army story to the American South and Southwest this Spring! Whether you're a Veteran, family member, musician, or music lover, check out our schedule of performances to find a concert near you!