Musical Ambassadors will perform concert at Fort Meade's Massing of the Colors
April 30, 2012
FORT GEORGE G. MEADE, Md. (April 30, 2012) -- The United States Army Field Band will perform a concert in conjunction with the Massing of the Colors on May 6 at the Fort Meade Pavilion.
The Soldier-Musicians will also be on hand to provide ceremonial music throughout the event.
For those who have yet to attend a performance by the Musical Ambassadors of the Army, this is your chance. The event is free and open to the public.
The ceremony begins at 2:30 p.m. and will segue into a 45-minute concert featuring the Concert Band and Soldiers' Chorus performing something for everyone, from marches to modern pop music.
As the musical voice of the Army, the Army Field Band is authorized to carry and display the U.S. Army Flag. This banner bears 183 streamers representing all of the Army's past campaigns from the Revolutionary War to Iraq.
The Concert Band and Soldiers' Chorus travel thousands of miles each year on three major concert tours, and is considered by music critics to be one of the most distinctive musical organizations now appearing before the public. All concert tours are conducted at the direction of the Secretary of the Army, and performances are open to the general public, free of charge.