• FORT McPHERSON, Ga. (March 8, 2010) Lt. Col. John Clanton, deputy commander of The U.S. Army Band "Pershing's Own," shared conducting duties during "Sound the Trumpets," a free concert in Atlanta that showcased both The U.S. Army Herald Trumpets and The Army Ground Forces Band, March 6. (U.S. Army photo by Spc. Brian Bohannon)

    'Sound the Trumpets' proves a resounding musical treat

    FORT McPHERSON, Ga. (March 8, 2010) Lt. Col. John Clanton, deputy commander of The U.S. Army Band "Pershing's Own," shared conducting duties during "Sound the Trumpets," a free concert in Atlanta that showcased both The U.S. Army Herald Trumpets and...

  • FORT McPHERSON, Ga. (March 8, 2010) The Army Ground Forces Band's executive officer and associate conductor, 1st Lt. Curtis Kinzey, leads the band in "American Overture" as part of the "Sound the Trumpets" concert, March 6. The evening also featured performances by The U.S. Army Herald Trumpets. (U.S. Army photo by Spc. Brian Bohannon)

    'Sound the Trumpets' proves a resounding musical treat

    FORT McPHERSON, Ga. (March 8, 2010) The Army Ground Forces Band's executive officer and associate conductor, 1st Lt. Curtis Kinzey, leads the band in "American Overture" as part of the "Sound the Trumpets" concert, March 6. The evening also featured...

  • FORT McPHERSON, Ga. (March 8, 2010) The Army Ground Forces Band's commander and conductor, Maj. Domingos Robinson, signs his autograph on a "Sound the Trumpets" program for Brandon Berry, as his father, Paul Berry, commends Robinson on the band's terrific performance. Brandon Berry is a sixth-grade student who plays trumpet with the Ridgeview Charter School's band. The concert was held at the Georgia Tech Ferst Center for the Arts in Atlanta, March 6. (U.S. Army photo by Larry Stevens)

    'Sound the Trumpets' proves a resounding musical treat

    FORT McPHERSON, Ga. (March 8, 2010) The Army Ground Forces Band's commander and conductor, Maj. Domingos Robinson, signs his autograph on a "Sound the Trumpets" program for Brandon Berry, as his father, Paul Berry, commends Robinson on the band's...

  • FORT McPHERSON, Ga. (March 8, 2010) The Army Ground Forces Band's commander and conductor, Maj. Domingos Robinson, leads The Army Ground Forces Band and The Army Herald Trumpets in "Festive Overture" during the free, public concert "Sound the Trumpets," at the Georgia Tech Ferst Center for the Arts in Atlanta, March 6. (U.S. Army photo by Larry Stevens)

    'Sound the Trumpets' proves a resounding musical treat

    FORT McPHERSON, Ga. (March 8, 2010) The Army Ground Forces Band's commander and conductor, Maj. Domingos Robinson, leads The Army Ground Forces Band and The Army Herald Trumpets in "Festive Overture" during the free, public concert "Sound the...

FORT McPHERSON, Ga. (March 8, 2010) -- Atlanta had been promised a rare treat when The Army Herald Trumpets joined The Army Ground Forces Band for "Sound the Trumpets" at the Georgia Tech Ferst Center for the Arts.

And the hundreds of Atlantans who attended the March 6 concert were not disappointed.

The evening's program offered an exciting variety of music ranging from John Philip Sousa marches to Dmitri Shostakovich's "Festive Overture," from "Liberty Fanfare" by John Williams to selections from Leonard Bernstein's "West Side Story."

"It was cool to hear the song from the Olympics in real life," said seven-year-old Matthew Knell, referring to John Williams' "Olympic Fanfare and Theme."

A performing element of The U.S. Army Band "Pershing's Own" in Washington, D.C., The Army Herald Trumpets is the official fanfare ensemble for the U.S. President and perhaps the most powerful brass ensemble in the world.

The enthusiastic audience also got to hear trumpet and English horn solos by Staff Sgt. Byron Bartosh and Spc. Kailin Eskander, respectively, as they performed Aaron Copland's "Quiet City" with The Army Ground Forces Band.

The Army Ground Forces Band serves as an outreach asset for the Army's largest command, U.S. Army Forces Command, headquartered here. As just one of only three Army bands with a national touring mission, it travels the nation, performing at local, regional and national events.

"The Herald Trumpets were amazingly powerful and precise, but the entire band was outstanding," declared Nick Arehart of Marietta, Ga.

"Sound the Trumpets" conducting duties were shared among Lt. Col. John Clanton, deputy commander of The U.S. Army Band "Pershing's Own" in Washington, D.C., and The Army Ground Forces Band's commander and conductor, Maj. Domingos Robinson, and his executive officer and associate conductor, First Lieutenant Curtis Kinzey.

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