The Lenoir-Rhyne University Music Program is hosting a concert by the internationally acclaimed United States Army Field Band and Soldiers' Chorus. The ensembles will be performing in P.E. Monroe Auditorium on Friday, March 17th at 7:30 p.m. The concert is free and open to the public.
Free tickets are required for the general seating and are available through the P.E. Monroe Auditorium Box Office on a first-come-first-served basis. The Box Office hours are 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through Friday. Guests are limited to four tickets per person, and must be seated 15 minutes before the concert begins.
The Concert Band and Soldiers' Chorus are the oldest and largest of the U.S. Army Field Band's performing elements. The ensembles were founded in 1946 and 1957 respectively, and continue to pursue the esteemed tradition of providing free concerts to the public. Met with international acclaim, the groups have performed in all 50 states and 30 foreign countries for audiences totaling hundreds of millions.
With an impressive reputation, the 65-member Concert Band and 29-member Soldiers' Chorus performs in venues ranging from some of the most famous concert halls in the world to even the humblest auditoriums. The joining of these two ensembles allows them to offer unparalleled versatility of programming, ranging from orchestral masterworks and operatic arias to Sousa marches, jazz classics, and Broadway musicals. While the Concert Band and Soldiers' Chorus also perform independently, they have shared the stage with other ensembles such as the Boston Pops, the Cincinnati Pops, the Detroit Symphony Orchestra, and the National Symphony Orchestra.
In addition to their national tours, formal concerts, chamber recitals, and educational outreach, members of the Concert Band and Soldiers' Chorus frequently represent the Army at formal and ceremonial functions, including the Presidential Inaugural Parade, presidential funerals, the Army All-American Bowl, and diplomatic efforts overseas.
For more information regarding tickets, contact the LR Box Office at 828.328.7206 or visit lr.edu/publicevents. Additional information about the United States Army Band and Soldiers' Chorus can be found online at www.armyfieldband.com.