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Army Field Band, fireworks at Maag amphitheater

Published: Tue, July 1, 2014 @ 12:05 a.m.

Staff report


The acclaimed U.S. Army Field Band of Washington, D.C., will present a free concert at 8 p.m. Sunday at the Maag Outdoor Arts Theatre in Boardman Park.

A fireworks display will follow the concert at 9:45.

Attendees should bring lawn chairs and blankets. Concessions will be available. Alcohol is not permitted in the park.

The rain location is Boardman High’s Performing Arts Center.

Boardman Park is sponsoring the concert and Phantom Fireworks is sponsoring and presenting the fireworks show.

As the premier touring musical representative for the U.S. Army, the Field Band travels thousands of miles each year throughout the nation and abroad. Since its formation in 1946, the Field Band has appeared in all 50 states and in more than 30 countries on four continents.

Along with the Soldiers’ Chorus, which was founded in 1957, the 65-member Field Band presents a program of marches, overtures, popular music, patriotic selections, and instrumental and vocal solos.

Past performance highlights include World War II 50th anniversary commemorations in the United States and Europe, presidential inaugural parades, the rededication of the Statue of Liberty, nationally televised broadcasts on Memorial Day and the Fourth of July, and the 2002 Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City. Joint concerts with many of the nation’s leading orchestras, including the Boston Pops, Detroit Symphony Orchestra, and Cincinnati Pops, have received rave reviews.

The band’s members are selected by a highly competitive audition process, and represent some of the nation’s finest musical talent.


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