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CHAMBERSBURG - The internationally acclaimed United States Army Field Band of Washington, D.C., will continue its long tradition of presenting free public performances when it appears at Chambersburg Area Senior High Auditorium, 511 S. 6th St., at 7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 15.

Public Opinion and the Chambersburg Area School District are sponsoring the event.

The Concert Band and Soldiers’ Chorus are the oldest and largest of The U.S. Army Field Band’s performing components. The two ensembles combine to present joint concerts on their national tours. They have performed in all 50 states and 30 foreign countries for audiences totaling hundreds of millions.

The 65-member concert band 29-member soldiers’ chorus perform regularly in some of the most famous concert halls in the world, and just as often in the humblest auditoriums in the smallest communities. The joining of these two ensembles allows them to offer versatility of programming ranging from orchestral masterworks and operatic arias to Sousa marches, jazz classics and Broadway musicals.

The band and chorus also perform independently, and have recently shared the stage with the Boston Pops, the Cincinnati Pops, the Detroit Symphony Orchestra and the National Symphony Orchestra.

In addition to their national tours, formal concerts, chamber recitals, and educational outreach, members of the concert band and soldiers’ chorus frequently represent the Army at formal and ceremonial functions, including the Presidential Inaugural Parade, presidential funerals, the Army All-American Bowl and diplomatic events overseas.

More than six decades as the military’s most traveled musicians have earned them the title, “The Musical Ambassadors of the Army.”

Admission to the concert is free, but tickets are required. To get free tickets by mail, send a self-addressed, stamped envelope with your request to Richard Bricker, CAMS North Band, 1957 Scotland Ave., Chambersburg, PA  17201, or call for more information: 717-267-4485.

Tickets are also available online at www.armyfieldband.com

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