Autumnal Abundance: Welcome COL Pulver

Autumnal Abundance: Welcome COL Pulver

The U.S. Army Concert Band

Welcome COL Bruce R. Pulver, the Army Band's 12th Leader and Commander, to the podium in his debut performance with the Concert Band. We feature Matthew Meadows, French horn, as 2022 winner of the National Collegiate Solo Competition. FREE TICKETS

Sun / Sep 25 / 3 pm

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Rachel M. Schlesinger Concert Hall and Arts Center | Alexandria, VA

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Ecstatic Fanfare
Steven Bryant

The Thunderer

John Philip Sousa

The Glass Bead Game

James Beckel, Jr.
I. The Call and Awakening
Matthew Meadows, French horn
Winner of the 2022 National Collegiate Solo Competition


Kevin Day

Band of Brothers Suite

Michael Kamen
arr. LTC (Ret.) Dwayne Milburn

The Greatest Showman
Benj Pasek and Justin Paul
arr. SSG Sara Corry

MSG Tracy Labrecque and SFC Nicole Bouffard, soprano
SFC Adiza Jibril and SFC Lindsey Grebeldinger, alto
SSG Keaton Webb and SSG David Szabo, tenor
SFC Brendan Curran and SSG Ethan Greene, bass

Armed Forces Salute

arr. SGM (Ret.) Paul Murtha and MSG (Ret.) Michael Brown

Third Symphony, Op. 89

James Barnes
IV. Finale

The Stars and Stripes Forever

John Philip Sousa


About Matthew Meadows

Raised in Jasper, Alabama, Matthew Meadows remains in-demand as a soloist, chamber musician and clinician. In recent years, he has earned top prizes in numerous solo competitions. In 2019, he was awarded second-prize in the International Horn Competition of America University Division. Most recently, he was named the “National Winner” in the MTNA Young Artist Competition, winner of the International Phoenix Music Competition for Horn Duos, winner of the 2021 Southeast Horn Workshop Graduate Solo Competition, winner of the 2021 Kappa Kappa Psi Biennial Solo Competition, and winner of the 2022 FOOSA Festival Concerto Competition.

In addition to his passion for solo performance, Matthew is an active chamber musician. He is the principal horn of the Capstone Horn Quartet, also known as “Tater and the Tots.” Since the groups inception in 2017, the Capstone Horn Quartet has been awarded first-prize in both the Southeast Horn Workshop Quartet Competition and the International Horn Society Summer Symposium Amateur Quartet Competition.

Matthew is currently a graduate teaching assistant with the University Bands at The University of Alabama, where he is earning his Doctor of Musical Arts in Horn Performance under the instruction of Charles “Skip” Snead as well as a Secondary Concentration in Wind Conducting under the instruction of Dr. Kenneth Ozzello. He earned his bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the University of Alabama. Matthew is a member of the International Horn Society, National Band Association, and the National Association for Music Education.

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