Army Field Band to perform at park

The band has appeared in all 50 states and 30 countries since its 1946 formation.


BOARDMAN — The internationally acclaimed United States Army Field Band of Washington, D.C., will continue its long history of presenting free public performances when it appears at the Maag Outdoor Arts Theatre on July 3 at Boardman Township Park.

The concert starts at 8 p.m., with a fireworks display about 9:45. Boardman Township Park is a sponsor of the concert. The fireworks display is presented and sponsored by the Colonial Fireworks Co.

As the premier touring musical representative for the Army, the Field Band travels thousands of miles each year throughout the nation and abroad, keeping the will of the American people behind the members of the armed forces and supporting diplomatic efforts around the world. Since its formation in 1946, the Field Band has appeared in all 50 states and in more than 30 countries on four continents.

Along with the Soldiers’ Chorus which was founded in 1957, the 65-member concert band presents a diverse program of marches, overtures, popular music, patriotic selections and instrumental and vocal solos. A music critic for the Boston Globe called a Field Band performance “a cause to stand up and cheer.”

Past performance highlights include World War II 50th anniversary commemorations in the United States and Europe, Presidential Inaugural Parades, the rededication of the Statue of Liberty, nationally televised broadcasts on Memorial Day and the Fourth of July, and the 2002 Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City. Joint concerts with many of the nation’s leading orchestras, including the Boston Pops, Detroit Symphony Orchestra and Cincinnati Pops, have received rave reviews.

For more information about the Field Band’s performance at the park, call the park office at (330) 726-8107.

Attendees should bring lawn chairs and blankets. Concessions will be available. The park is alcohol-free.

In case of rain, the concert will be at the Boardman High School Performing Arts Center, Glenwood Avenue.