Army Field Band returns to touring after year of restricted travel
March 19, 2014
FORT GEORGE G. MEADE, Md. (March 19, 2014) -- After more than a year of restricted travel, the U.S. Army Field Band returned to the road earlier this month to share the Army story with audiences in the Northeast.
Soldiers of the U.S. Army Field Band departed Fort Meade on March 10 and are scheduled to return on April 17. The Soldiers are performing community outreach concerts in 10 states throughout the Northeast as part of the band's spring tour.
"Our Soldiers are thrilled to get back on the road and do what we do best -- showcase Army excellence through our music," said Col. Timothy Holtan, commander and conductor of the Army Field Band. "We put together a musical program that has something for everyone. If you are in the Northeast, or know someone who is, come out to our concerts, enjoy wonderful music, and speak to a few of America's Soldiers who live the Army values and showcase its profession."
The band's last tour took place throughout the Midwest in the fall of 2012. Shortly after the Soldiers returned, the band was restricted to a 100-mile radius from Fort Meade as part of sequestration.
"During restricted travel, we demonstrated resiliency," said Holtan. "We toured locally, engaged students, and produced educational content. We even implemented online education clinics where we worked with students throughout America in a virtual forum. But getting back on the road is where we belong."
All Army Field Band concerts are free and open to the public; however, due to venue size restrictions, tickets are required. Information about tickets and performance locations can be found on the band's website: http://www.armyfieldband.com/pages/schedule/sched.html