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Army Band's Historic Exchange with China

Wednesday, Oct 31, 2012

Washington, DC | October 31, 2012 — On Friday, October 26, 2012, The U.S. Army Concert Band departed for China where the men and women of “Pershing’s Own” are participating in the second part of a historic collaboration with the Military Band of the People’s Liberation Army of China.

In 2009, Army Chief of Staff General George W. Casey initiated a military-to-military exchange program between various military operations within the U.S. Army and the People’s Liberation Army of China. The Military Band of the People’s Liberation Army came to the United States in May 2011 and performed a series of successful concerts with The U.S. Army Band in some of the America’s most important concert venues.

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PRESS INFORMATION - Army Band Travels to China

Tuesday, Oct 23, 2012

THE U.S. ARMY BAND “PERSHING’S OWN” TRAVELS TO CHINA FOR HISTORIC CONCERTS


WHO: The U.S. Army Band “Pershing’s Own” Concert Band
WHAT: “Friendship and Cooperation Through Music” Musical Exchange between the US Army and The People’s Liberation Army of China
WHERE: Beijing, Shanghai, and Nanjing CHINA
WHEN: October 29 - November 4, 2012

In 2009, Army Chief of Staff General George W. Casey initiated a military-to-military exchange program between various military operations within the U.S. Army and the People’s Liberation Army of China. The Military Band of the People’s Liberation Army came to the United States in May 2011 and performed a series of successful concerts...

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Army Musician Featured on NPR's From the Top

Thursday, Oct 4, 2012

By SSG Chris Branagan, The U.S. Army Band Public Affairs

Washington, DC | October 1, 2012--FROM THE TOP, one of the most popular weekly programs on public radio, will feature a member of The U.S. Army Band "Pershing's Own" on its national broadcast to air the week of October 1. Staff Sergeant Elizabeth McGinness, a flutist with The U.S. Army Band "Pershing's Own," will perform with a woodwind quintet from The U.S. Army Concert Band on this episode featuring young musicians who have grown up in military families, presented in conjunction with the Military Child Education Coalition. This show can be heard in Washington,

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