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Army Field Band to Perform at Texas A&M University 

Published on 10/4/2019 12:00:00 AM
MSG Brian Sacawa, Public Affairs Representative The United States Army Field Band
Office: 301-310-8133

Army Field Band to Perform at Texas A&M University
Texas A&M Wind Symphony to guest perform Stars & Stripes Forever; Dr. Tim Rhea to guest conduct Maslanka’s Give Us This Day

COLLEGE STATION, Texas – As part of its fall concert tour, The U.S. Army Field Band and Soldiers' Chorus will continue its long tradition of free public performances as part of the Academy for the Visual & Performing Art's 2019-2020 Season. They will perform at Texas A&M University on Nov. 1 at 7 p.m. in Rudder Auditorium.

Free tickets are available to the public at the MSC Box Office.

The group will perform "This We'll Defend," a powerful concert that puts audience members side-by-side with the soldiers defending our country. Dr. Timothy Rhea, director of the Department of Music Activities at Texas A&M, will guest conduct the second movement of David Maslanka’s short symphony “Give Us This Day.” Selected members of Texas A&M’s Wind Symphony will join the Army Field Band in its performance of the Maslanka and of our national march, John Philip Sousa’s “Stars & Stripes Forever.” 

Experience the landing at Omaha Beach on D-Day and the camaraderie and teamwork that sustains U.S. soldiers through their most challenging missions. Throughout our nation's history, the Army has been there to defend the Constitution and the citizens of the United States against all enemies. With "This We'll Defend," The U.S. Army Field Band honors heroes of yesterday and ensures that American citizens remember the soldiers standing guard today in more than 140 countries around the world.

"The Army remains committed to our soldiers, our veterans and our country, and it is the people of the United States who we all serve," said Col. Jim Keene. "It's a privilege to perform in College Station and to connect the United States to its Army. Using the power of music, our soldiers pay tribute to all service members who have liberated many parts of the world and who have preserved our freedoms and our Constitution."

“We are pleased to have one of the premiere service bands from Washington, D.C., to perform on the Texas A&M University campus,” said Dr Timothy Rhea. “This is one of the most outstanding professional music organizations in our country, and their invitation to members of the Texas A&M Wind Symphony to perform with them represents a paramount experience for our students. I highly encourage everyone to take advantage of this concert experience provided by Col. Keene and members of the U.S. Army. It promises to be a dynamic event.”

WHAT: The U.S. Army Field Band Fall Tour Performance
WHO: The U.S. Army Field Band's Concert Band & Soldiers' Chorus, the Texas A&M University Wind Symphony and Guest Conductor Dr. Timothy Rhea, director of the Department of Music Activities, Division of Student Affairs
WHEN: Friday, Nov. 1 at 7 p.m.
WHERE: Texas A&M University - Rudder Auditorium, 107 Rudder Theatre Complex, College Station, Texas
TICKETS: MSC Box Office. Reserve online, call 979-845-1234, or email Box office is open Monday-Thursday from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Friday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. You may print your free tickets or pick them up at will call the day of the concert.
COST: Free

MEDIA ONLY: If you are interested in covering the concert, speaking to a member of the ensembles or having members of The U.S. Army Field Band on your show, please contact MSG Brian Sacawa, Public Affairs, at or 301-310-8133.

The U.S. Army Field Band
The U.S. Army Field Band tours nationally and internationally as directed by the Department of the Army, and serves as the liaison between the Army and the American people. Its primary mission is to connect America to its Army through the universal language of music. The Army Field Band consists of four performing components and a far-reaching educational program. Local organizations host each concert tour with the mission of supporting local community events such as centennial celebrations, festivals, and city and state commemorations. Visit our website for more information.