Columbia Theatre to present United States Army Field Band

Thursday, October 23, 2014
by: Tonya Lowentritt

HAMMOND – Southeastern Louisiana University's Columbia Theatre for the Performing Arts will present a concert by the United States Army Field Band on Tuesday, Nov. 4. Scheduled at 7:30 p.m. in the downtown Hammond theatre, the free concert is sponsored by the Hammond Daily Star and Columbia Theatre.

Columbia Theatre/Fanfare Interim Director Roy Blackwood said the concert is a great way to celebrate Veteran's Day.

"There is no more enjoyable way to honor our veterans or to show one's patriotism than by experiencing the United States Army Field Band and Soldiers' Chorus at Columbia Theatre," Blackwood said. "With exciting music guaranteed to make your chest swell with pride and your toes tap, join us for this tribute to our nation's heroes."

As an official ensemble of the "Musical Ambassadors of the Army," the Field Band has a longtime commitment to music education. The group's performance schedule and outreach activities include hundreds of visits to VA and civilian care centers, clinics and public schools around the nation.

From Boston to Baghdad, Tampa to Toronto, the Army Field Band has been thrilling audiences of all ages for more than six decades. As the premier touring musical representative for the U.S. Army, this internationally-acclaimed organization travels thousands of miles each year presenting a variety of music to enthusiastic audiences throughout the nation and abroad.

Through these concerts, the Field Band fosters support of the American people for members of the armed forces and supports diplomatic efforts around the world. The group's repertoire spans genres and eras dating back to the Renaissance.

Although the concert is free, a ticket is required for entry. Tickets can be picked up at the Columbia Theatre box office or at the Hammond Daily Star. For more information, contact the Columbia Theatre at 985-543-4371.

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