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Independence Day 2011

Jun 29, 2011

There will be plenty of opportunities to see The U.S Army Band “Pershing’s Own” in action this Independence Day. Here is a list of all of the Army Band’s public events celebrating our nation’s 235th birthday.

The United States Army Concert Band

July 2, 2011 | 7:30 p.m.

The RiverStage at the Great Plaza, Penn’s Landing, Philadephia, PA

Fireworks begin at 9:30 p.m.

The United States Army Band Downrange

July 3, 2011 | 7:30 p.m.

Bethany Beach Bandstand, Bethany Beach, DE

Fireworks begin at 9:30 p.m.

The U.S. Army Ceremonial Band & Herald Trumpets

PBS’s A Capitol Fourth with the National Symphony Orchestra

July 4, 2011 | 8:00 p.m.

West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol, Washington, DC


Hosted by Jimmy Smits and featuring guest artists: Steve Martin performing with the Steep Canyon Rangers; recording artist Josh Groban; Matthew Morrison of Glee; American Idol Season 6 winner Jordin Sparks; Little Richard with the Broadway Cast of Million Dollar Quartet; and Broadway star Kelli O’Hara. A Capitol Fourth can also be heard live over NPR member stations nationwide and is broadcast to U.S. military personnel in more than 175 countries and aboard 140 U.S. Navy ships at sea on the American Forces Network.

The U.S. Army Band Downrange

July 4, 2011 | 8:00 p.m.

On the beach at North Division Street, Ocean City, MD

Fireworks begin at 9:30 p.m.

The U.S. Army Chorus with The Atlanta Symphony: All-American Celebration

July 4, 2011 | 8:00 p.m.

Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre at Encore Park, Alpharetta, GA

Tickets are required for this event.