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The United States Army Field Band

FROM WASHINGTON, DC



Our Mission:
To connect the American people to their Army by telling the Army story and honoring our Soldiers and Veterans at home and abroad as the Musical Ambassadors of the Army.

The Army Takes the Opera Stage
The Falling and The Rising



The Falling and the Rising—the 2017 opera commissioned, premiered, and frequently performed by the Soldiers’ Chorus of the United States Army Field Band—is becoming a phenomenon of modern American opera, with productions by opera companies across the United States already underway.

Conceived by Sergeant First Class Benjamin Hilgert of the Soldiers’ Chorus, The Falling and the Rising began as a vehicle for the Soldiers’ Chorus to tell a powerful story of American Soldiers in combat, a story crafted from interviews with more than 30 veterans and active duty Soldiers. But since its 2017 premiere and a performance at the Opera America New Works Forum in New York City last year, the work has taken on new life outside of the Army Field Band…

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