The Volunteers Perform at Country USA

By The U.S. Army Field Band
The U.S. Army Field Band

The Volunteers of The United States Army Field Band performed at the Country USA Music Festival in Oshkosh, Wisconsin this weekend, sharing the bill with some of the biggest and brightest stars of country music. The festival, now in its 14th year, is one of the premier country music events in the United States and features five days of country music in addition to camping, dining, and shopping. Also performing this year were Taylor Swift, Brad Paisley, and Montgomery Gentry.

Serving as the United States Army's premier touring show band since 1981, The Volunteers is a talented six-piece group that has performed in all fifty states, Canada, Mexico, Puerto Rico, Nicaragua, Belgium, and Cuba. Their performance at Country USA marks the beginning of a new chapter in the evolution of the group. "We are starting to seek out more opportunities like this, where we have the honor to share the stage with some of country and rock music’s biggest stars,” said Master Sergeant Kirk Kadish, Noncommissioned Officer-in-Charge of The Volunteers. “Eventually,” he added, “we hope to have the opportunity to collaborate with some of these wonderful artists." For all the excitement The Volunteers felt while performing alongside so many renowned country music artists, their mission to tell the story of the United States Army and its professionalism to the American people stayed foremost in their minds. Noting that country music fans are known for their strong sense of patriotism and an unwavering support for the United States military, Master Sergeant Kadish said, “The Volunteers were proud and honored to perform for such loyal, devoted, and good-hearted Americans."

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