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Jazz Ambassador to perform at Honeywell

Posted: Friday, November 2, 2012

The Honeywell Center in Wabash will be the host to the Jazz Ambassadors of the United States field band the day after Veteran’s Day, Monday, November 12 at 7 p.m. The performance, sponsored by Big R, is free and open to the public.

The United States Army Field Band has been performing to audiences of all ages all over the world for more than six decades. 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. Through these concerts, the Field Band fosters the support of the American people for members of the armed forces and supports diplomatic efforts around the world.

Since its formation in March 1946, the Field Band has appeared in all fifty states and in more than thirty countries on four continents. The organization’s four performing components, the Concert Band, the Soldiers’ Chorus, the Jazz Ambassadors, and The Volunteers, each travel over 100 days annually. Tours include formal public concerts, school assemblies, educational outreach programs, festivals, and radio and television appearances.

The Jazz Ambassadors are the US Army’s premier touring jazz orchestra and one of the finest jazz ensembles in the world. This 19-member big band, formed in 1969, continues to receive great acclaim both at home and abroad. During their appearance in Wabash, they will present a diverse program of big band swing, Latin music, contemporary jazz, popular tunes, standards, Dixieland, and patriotic selections.