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Herald Trumpets Perform at NATO Summit

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

"Pershing's Own" Components Perform at NATO Summit

BY: CPT Randy Bartel

Director, The U.S. Army Herald Trumpets

On Sunday, May 20, The U.S. Army Herald Trumpets, The U.S. Army Band Downrange, our Special Bugler and Special Drummer recently traveled to Chicago in support of the Northern Atlantic Treaty Organization's (NATO) Summit meeting. Heads-of-State from 29 member Nations led their delegations to this internationally significant event.

The Herald Trumpets welcomed each nation's leader with an arrival fanfare, while The U.S. Army Band Downrange performed intimate acoustic shows ...

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Independence Day 2011

Wednesday, 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


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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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2010 Memorial Day Performances

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

"Pershing's Own" Takes Part in National Memorial Day Events

Among all the ceremonies and remembrances going on in and around the Nation's Capital, several featuring the talented musicians of "Pershing's Own" will be open to the public. Here is a quick glimpse of two such events.

Thursday, May 27 | 11:00 AM
Lincoln Memorial
Intersection of Independence Ave and 23rd Street SW | Washington, DC

Get your Memorial Day Weekend off to a great start with the United States Army Band and the United States Postal Service as they team up to honor legendary singer and entertainer Kate Smith during a stamp dedication ceremony May 27 at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, DC.

Dr. Joseph W. Westphal...

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