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SSG Tim Sutfin Premieres New Work for Clarinet

Friday, Mar 30, 2012

On Tuesday, April 10, 2012, at 7:30pm, SSG Tim Sutfin will give the world premiere of a new work for clarinet and piano by the American composer Scott McAllister, as part of the Army Band-hosted Brucker Hall Chamber Music Series.

The new concerto, given the title "Epic Concerto" by the composer, is the result of a co-commission by 11 professional clarinetists. At nearly an hour in length, the piece is conceived as an entire recital program divided into seven movements. McAllister intended the work to be either performed in its entirety, or with individual movements performed as stand-alone works.

"The Epic Concerto is inspired by some of my life experiences...

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Soldiers Magazine 90th Anniversary Article

Monday, Mar 12, 2012

Monday, March 12, 2012
TUSAB Public Affairs

This months edition of Soldiers Magazine, a monthly online magazine that provides information about Army operations and policies to Soldiers and their families, features a profile of The U.S. Army Band "Pershing's Own."

The band celebrated its 90th Anniversary with a special performance on Sunday, March 11, at the Music Center at Strathmore. The concert, which featured all nine performing elements of the organization, was hosted by Army Vice Chief of Staff GEN Lloyd J. Austin, III, and was attended by an audience of over 1500.

The article profiles the history of the band, dating back to 1922, an...

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Trumpet Ensemble

Monday, Mar 12, 2012

The U.S. Army Band "Pershing's Own" has been the premier musical organization of the U.S. Army since 1922. Army Chief of Staff General John J. "Black Jack" Pershing founded the band, emulating European military bands he had heard during the First World War. "Pershing's Own" continues to play an important role in the events of national and international significance, and leads every inaugu...ral parade, a tradition begun in 1925 with the inauguration of President Calvin Coolidge.

The United States Army Band Trumpet Ensemble consists of members of the ceremonial component of "Pershing's Own". The U.S. Army Ceremonial Band has grown to meet a wide range of commitments. While the Ceremonial Band's primary ...

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