502 E Lamar Alexander Pkwy
Maryville, TN 37804
The Concert Band is known as “The Musical Ambassadors of the Army”.
The Concert Band is the oldest and largest of the Field Band’s four performing groups. This elite 65-member instrumental ensemble, founded in 1946, has performed in all 50 states and 25 foreign countries for audiences totaling more than 100 million. The band has toured throughout the United States, Canada, Mexico, South America, Europe, the Far East, and India.
The Concert Band regularly travels and performs with the Soldiers’ Chorus. Together they present a powerful and diverse program of marches, overtures, popular music, patriotic selections, and instrumental and vocal solos. They also perform joint concerts with many of the nation’s leading orchestras, including the Boston Pops, Cincinnati Pops, and Detroit Symphony Orchestra.
The Soldiers’ Chorus, founded in 1957, is the vocal complement of the United States Army Field Band of Washington, DC. The 29-member mixed choral ensemble travels throughout the nation and abroad, performing as a separately and in joint concerts with the Concert Band.
The musical backgrounds of Soldiers’ Chorus personnel range from opera and musical theatre to music education and vocal coaching. This diversity of backgrounds provides unique programming flexibility. In addition to presenting selections from the vast choral repertoire, Soldiers’ Chorus performances often include the music of Broadway, opera, barbershop quartet, and Americana.
This versatility has earned the Soldiers’ Chorus an international reputation for presenting musical excellence and inspiring patriotism.
The concert is free and open to the public. Tickets are required and may be obtained by calling the Box Office at 865-981-8590.
Military Band Concerts at the Clayton Center for the Arts have always been full to capacity. For this reason, patrons must be in their seats 10 minutes prior to concert time, after which, unclaimed seats will be filled by non ticket holders as per instructions from the Tour Manager.