For over 40 years, The U.S. Army Band has presented its annual end-of-summer bash, the 1812 Overture Concert. We’ve enjoyed hosting thousands of Washingtonians each year at the Washington Monument and right here on historic Fort Myer.
This year, of course, will be a little different.
While we can’t gather in person to celebrate summer and enjoy the performances of soldiers from Pershing’s Own and The Old Guard Presidential Salute Battery, we’ll be coming to you with the same great music that will entertain, inspire, and have you feeling good about the flag! And you won’t have to worry about parking, taking metro, or the rain!
Through the use of cutting edge video editing technology, we’ve worked to craft and execute a safe and CDC-compliant concert space in which to perform for the virtual audience. You can expect the same variety and artistry, with performances by our folk and Bluegrass ensemble Country Roads, soloists from the Army Voices and Downrange, as well as The U.S. Army Concert Band and Herald Trumpets! The hour-long performance will featuring music by Dolly Parton, Garth Brooks, Rascal Flats, Nat King Cole, Michael W. Smith, highlights from The Avengers and Selma soundtracks, and of course, we’ll save the best for last: the finale Tchaikovsky’s inimitable masterpiece featuring unique footage of the guns of The Old Guard Presidential Salute Battery!
Check out the Facebook Event for this special night of music for complete program information and to get notified of the performance. Not on Facebook? No problem! We’ll be streaming simultaneously to our YouTube channel! Click here to subscribe!