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Army Band's Historic Exchange with China

Wednesday, Oct 31, 2012

Washington, DC | October 31, 2012 — On Friday, October 26, 2012, The U.S. Army Concert Band departed for China where the men and women of “Pershing’s Own” are participating in the second part of a historic collaboration with the Military Band of the People’s Liberation Army of China.

In 2009, Army Chief of Staff General George W. Casey initiated a military-to-military exchange program between various military operations within the U.S. Army and the People’s Liberation Army of China. The Military Band of the People’s Liberation Army came to the United States in May 2011 and performed a series of successful concerts with The U.S. Army Band in some of the America’s most important concert venues.

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Army Brass Quintet Impacts Training at Army School of Music

Tuesday, Aug 7, 2012

By SFC Chris Wallace, Horn/Senior Army Instructor

U.S. Army School of Music, Joint Expeditionary Base Little Creek-Fort Story, VA

Next week the ASOM staff and students of class 12-004 (AIT) will get to enjoy some of the best performance oriented training they will ever participate in with a focus on Brass. As the horn instructor I eagerly look forward to the next "Pershing's Own" training session and performance for us. The "Pershing's Own" Brass Quintet first came in to support the new AIT course on 1-2 November, 2011 and then again 19 April, 2012. Next week they will be here again and anyone who attends the event...

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SSG Tim Sutfin Premieres New Work for Clarinet

Friday, Mar 30, 2012

On Tuesday, April 10, 2012, at 7:30pm, SSG Tim Sutfin will give the world premiere of a new work for clarinet and piano by the American composer Scott McAllister, as part of the Army Band-hosted Brucker Hall Chamber Music Series.

The new concerto, given the title "Epic Concerto" by the composer, is the result of a co-commission by 11 professional clarinetists. At nearly an hour in length, the piece is conceived as an entire recital program divided into seven movements. McAllister intended the work to be either performed in its entirety, or with individual movements performed as stand-alone works.

"The Epic Concerto is inspired by some of my life experiences...

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Trumpet Ensemble

Monday, Mar 12, 2012

The U.S. Army Band "Pershing's Own" has been the premier musical organization of the U.S. Army since 1922. Army Chief of Staff General John J. "Black Jack" Pershing founded the band, emulating European military bands he had heard during the First World War. "Pershing's Own" continues to play an important role in the events of national and international significance, and leads every inaugu...ral parade, a tradition begun in 1925 with the inauguration of President Calvin Coolidge.

The United States Army Band Trumpet Ensemble consists of members of the ceremonial component of "Pershing's Own". The U.S. Army Ceremonial Band has grown to meet a wide range of commitments. While the Ceremonial Band's primary ...

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Army Band Woodwind Quintet Tours Florida

Thursday, Feb 16, 2012

By SSG Meredeth Rouse, The U.S. Army Concert Band

The U.S. Army Band "Pershing's Own" Woodwind Quintet set off for Sarasota, FL earlier this month to perform a series of concerts and master classes in the South Florida area. The group was joined by MSG (ret) Joseph Holt on piano. Dr. Holt was the principal pianist for The U.S. Army Chorus for 20 years, and now resides in Sarasota where he is Artist-in-Residence at Faith Lutheran Church and Artistic Director of Gloria Musicae.

The quintet's first master class was presented for music majors at the State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota at Bradenton. With over 40 students in attendanc...

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