Army Band to Entertain at Heritage Theater

By Ashley Langston
The U.S, Army Field Band

The Cedar City Heritage Theater will be graced with a concert by The U.S. Army Field Band Volunteers Monday, Oct. 20 at 7:30 p.m.
The show will be the third military performance at the Heritage Theater within the year. The concerts began Nov. 8 with the Air Force Band’s Concert Band and Singing Sergeants. This performance was the first time the Heritage Theater had ever been filled to capacity.
The U.S. Navy Concert Band treated locals to a performance March 1. The group added a special aspect to the concert by inviting 10 local high school students to perform with them on the song “The Washington Post.”
The upcoming concert should offer something fresh, as The Volunteers are a six-member premier touring show band.
“Audiences of all ages will enjoy their exciting blend of popular American music, including rock ‘n’ roll, standards, country, patriotic and jazz,” according to a promotional packet from the Army.
The Volunteers is one of four components in the Army Field Band, which also includes the Concert Band, the Soldiers’ Chorus, and the Jazz Ambassadors.
“The United States Army Field Band has been thrilling audiences of all ages for more than six decades,” according to the promotional packet. “As the premier touring musical representative for the United States Army, this internationally acclaimed organization travels thousands of miles each year presenting a variety of music to enthusiastic audiences throughout the nation and abroad.”
The Volunteers started performing in 1981 and have been entertaining people across the United States and in other countries ever since.
“The ensemble regularly includes performances for senior citizens, young children, and wounded Soldiers in their tours,” according to the Web site, www.armyfieldband.com.
The Army Field Band is often referred to as the Musical Ambassadors of the Army, and has appeared in all 50 states and in more than 30 countries on four continents, the Web site reported.
Band members are selected through a highly-competitive audition process and “represent some of the finest musical talent in America.”
The band is considered by “music critics to be one of the most versatile and inspiring musical organizations in the world,” according to the Web site.
All concerts are free and open to the public. Because of limited seating, tickets are required for the Cedar City performance, but they can be obtained at no charge at the Heritage Center box office, 105 N. 100 East in Cedar City. The box office can be reached at 865-2882.

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