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March 8, 2014

Show is free but tickets required

MILTON — The United States Army Field Band and Soldiers’ Chorus will present a free concert at 7 p.m. March 13, in the Milton Area High School auditorium.

Hosting the event is the Central Susquehanna Valley Veterans Council.

Free concert tickets are available at the Standard Journal office between 8-4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday or by sending a self-addressed stamped envelope to Standard Journal, 21 N. Arch St., Milton, PA 17847. Please indicate the number of tickets you will need.

Ticket holders are asked to be seated 15 minutes prior to concert time. Doors will be open to those without tickets 10 minutes prior to the concert time.

The Concert Band is the oldest and largest of the Field Band’s four performing components. 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 group appears in a wide variety of settings, from world-famous concert halls, such as the Berlin Philharmonie and Carnegie Hall, to state fairgrounds and high school gymnasiums. The Concert Band regularly travels and performs with the Soldiers’ Chorus, together presenting a powerful and diverse program of marches, overtures, popular music, patriotic selections, and instrumental and vocal solos. The organization has also performed joint concerts with many of the nation’s leading orchestras, including the Boston Pops, Cincinnati Pops, and Detroit Symphony Orchestra.

In addition to formal programs, the Concert Band has participated in numerous presidential inaugural parades and supported many diplomatic missions overseas.

The Soldiers’ Chorus, founded in 1957, is the vocal complement of the United States Army Field Band of Washington, DC. The 29-member mixed choral ensemble 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 performed in all 50 states, Canada, Mexico, India, the Far East, and throughout Europe.

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