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1812 Overture Concert

Saturday, August 18, 2018 at 8 PM
Location Summerall Field on JBM-HH (Conmy Hall in case of rain)

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The U.S. Army Band “Pershing’s Own” presents this fun, family-friendly concert!

On Saturday, August 18 at 8 p.m., The U.S. Army Band “Pershing’s Own” will present its annual family-friendly 1812 Overture Concert on historic Fort Myer’s Summerall Field in Arlington, Va. The 90-minute program features The U.S. Army Concert Band, Herald Trumpets, the Army Chorus, and vocal soloists from “Pershing’s Own.” The performance is free, no tickets are required. In the event of rain, the concert will move indoors to Conmy Hall, adjacent to Summerall Field.

The evening’s music will culminate with Tchaikovsky’s 1812 Overture complete with live cannon fire supplied by the Presidential Salute Battery of the 3d Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard).

The evening’s program features an enjoyable blend of classical, pop, and Broadway hits. Program highlights include selections from the hit Broadway show Hamilton and music honoring Vietnam Veterans by the Rolling Stones, Johnny Cash, and Simon & Garfunkel. And in keeping with summertime tradition for over 50 years, the concert concludes with Tchaikovsky’s inimitable masterpiece: the 1812 Overture.

Can’t make it to Fort Myer? You can watch it live at 8 p.m.: 1812 Live!

Getting to Fort Myer

This event is FREE and open to the public; no advance tickets are required. Vehicles, to include Über, cyclists, and pedestrians may enter JBM-HH via Hatfield Gate (off Washington Blvd and 2nd St). The Henry Gate (at Rte 50 and N. Pershing Dr.) will be open from 6-10:30 PM for pedestrians, cyclists, and will be a convenient drop off for Über riders. Everyone is subject to a security search and a valid photo ID is required for all patrons 18+.

Bleacher seating is available on a first-come, first-served basis starting at 6 PM and there will be a big grass area for low chairs and blankets. Note: Bags will be searched. Food is permitted; however, no coolers, alcohol, or glass containers will be allowed.

Portable public toilet facilities are on site.

A great family fun/date night! Like ALL Army Band events, it’s FREE! No advance tickets are required.

About the Band

  • The U.S. Army Chorus
  • The U.S. Army Concert Band
  • The U.S. Army Band Downrange
  • The U.S. Army Herald Trumpets
  • The U.S. Army Voices
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