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The U.S. Army’s Concert Band & Soldiers’ Chorus, the oldest and largest of the U.S. Army Field Band’s performing components, will be performing at Wallace State Community College Saturday, March 25.

The 7 p.m. performance at the Betty Leeth Haynes Theatre by the group known as the musical ambassadors of the Army is being sponsored by Wallace State in partnership with The Cullman Times. Tickets for the event are free and may be obtained by calling 256-352-8277.

Founded in 1946 and 1957 respectively, these two ensembles combine to present joint concerts on their national tours. They have performed in all 50 states and 30 foreign countries for audiences totaling hundreds of millions.

The 65-member Concert Band and 29-member Soldiers’ Chorus perform regularly in some of the most famous concert halls in the world, and just as often in the humblest auditoriums in the smallest of communities. 

The joining of these two ensembles allows them to offer unparalleled versatility of programming, ranging from orchestral masterworks and operatic arias to Sousa marches, jazz classics, and Broadway musicals. 

The band and chorus also perform independently, and have recently shared the stage with such ensembles as the Boston Pops, the Cincinnati Pops, the Detroit Symphony Orchestra, and the National Symphony Orchestra.

In addition to their national tours, formal concerts, chamber recitals and educational outreach, members of the Concert Band & Soldiers’ Chorus frequently represent the Army at formal and ceremonial functions, including the Presidential Inaugural Parade, presidential funerals, the Army All-AmericanBowl, and diplomatic efforts oversees.