Friday, November 24th, 2017

U.S. Army Band to offer free concert in Wabash

Posted: Friday, October 20, 2017

The U.S. Army Concert Band and Soldiers’ Chorus will present a free-admission concert at the Honeywell Center’s Ford Theater on Monday, November 6, at 7:30 p.m. No tickets will be required for this concert. Seating will be a first-come-first-serve general admission basis.

The mission of Concert Band and Soldiers’ Chorus is to “serve and inspire the American people by telling the Army story and honoring our Soldiers and Veterans at home and abroad as “The Musical Ambassadors of the Army.”  As such, they perform regularly in some of the most famous concert halls in the world, and just as often in the humblest auditoriums in the smallest of communities. 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.

The U.S. Concert Band is the oldest and largest of the Field Band’s four performing components (concert band, chorus, jazz band and string ensemble). This elite 65-member instrumental ensemble, founded in 1946, has performed in all 50 states and 25 foreign countries for audiences totaling more than 100 million. Tours have taken the band throughout the United States, Canada, Mexico, South America, Europe, the Far East, and India.

The Soldiers’ Chorus, founded in 1957, is a 29-member mixed choral ensemble that travels throughout the nation and abroad, performing as a separate component and in joint concerts with the Concert Band of the “Musical Ambassadors of the Army.” The chorus has also performed in all fifty states, as well as numerous countries entertaining audiences of all ages.

For more information, contact the Honeywell Foundation Box Office by calling (260) 563-1102, visit the Honeywell Center website at www.honeywellcenter.org or call Michelle Struble at (260) 274-1429 or mstruble@honeywellfoundation.org.