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Press Room Entries for August 2010


TUSAB Celebrates One of Its Own at Retirement Ceremony of SGM Woodrow English

Monday, Aug 23, 2010

By SSG Chris Branagan, TUSAB Public Affairs

On Thursday, August 19, The U.S. Army Band "Pershing's Own" marked the end of an era with the retirement ceremony of SGM Woodrow "Woody" English, the Army Band's Senior Trumpet Soloist and Special Bugler, after 34 years of distinguished service.

Approximately 300 friends, family, and colleagues attended the ceremony held at Brucker Hall, headquarters of The U.S. Army Band on historic Ft. Myer, Virginia. An octet of musicians provided pre-ceremony entertainment, and included current and former members of The U.S. Army Brass Quintet.

Attendees inclu...

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More than 5,000 attend Overture 1812 Concert at the Washington Monument

Thursday, Aug 19, 2010

By Adrienne Combs, Deputy Public Affairs Officer, Military District of Washington

The Washington Monument Grounds took on a festive atmosphere while more than 5,000 people listened to a variety of musical genres culminating with the classic Overture 1812 by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky performed by The U. S. Army Band "Pershing's Own" at their annual Overture 1812 Concert on Aug. 17, at the Sylvan Theater on the Washington Monument Grounds.

The concert featured The U.S. Army Concert Band, Chorus, and Herald Trumpets led by Col. Thomas Rotondi, Jr., commander of The U.S. Army Band "Pershing's Own." Featured soloists during the evening were Staff Sgt. Nadia Pessoa, who played a harp solo piece entitled Brazilian Holi...

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Brass Player Divides Time

Tuesday, Aug 10, 2010

Re-posted from The Herald-Mail, Hagerstown, Maryland

Brass player divides time between Hagerstown and White House


Staff Writer, The Herald-Mail

HAGERSTOWN -- Neal Corwell took an interest in music while he was a student at Clear Spring Elementary School.

Now he plays at the White House, helping to welcome ambassadors as part of the official fanfare ensemble for President Obama.

Corwell plays euphonium for The U.S. Army Herald Trumpets, which joined the Hagerstown Municipal Band for a 7:30 p.m. show Sunday at the Peter Buys Band Shell in City Park.

The U.S. Army He...

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