Collingswood, New Jersey

United States Army Field Band to play Collingswood, June 28

Free concert from 100-member band will take place in Knight Park

The internationally acclaimed United States Army Field Band of Washington, DC will continue its long tradition of presenting free public performances when it appears in Collingswood on June 28 at 7 p.m. The Concert Band & Soldiers’ Chorus are the oldest and largest of The U.S. Army Field Band’s performing components. These two ensembles combine to present joint concerts on national tours and have performed in all 50 states and 30 foreign countries for audiences totaling hundreds of millions.

The United States Army Field Band concert takes place in Collingswood’s iconic Knight Park on June 28 at 7 p.m. and is free to the public. Guests should bring blankets and chairs. In the event of inclement weather, the concert will be held at the Scottish Rite Auditorium, 315 White Horse Pike.

 “A summer night in one of our most beautiful spaces enjoying live music that celebrates America with neighbors, families and friends – what could be more perfect?” said Collingswood Commissioner Rob Lewandowski. “We are so happy to welcome the US Army Field Band to Collingswood.”

“Bring your entire family out to hear the United States Army Field Band as they present a free concert in historic Knight Park,” said Camden County Freeholder Bill Moen, liaison to the Camden County Office of Veterans Affairs. “This unique opportunity to hear these talented musicians and proud members of our military perform right in our own backyard is not to be missed.”

The 65-member Concert Band and 29-member Soldiers’ Chorus perform regularly in some of the most famous concert halls in the world, and just as often in the humblest auditoriums in the smallest of communities. The joining of these two ensembles allows them to offer unparalleled versatility of programming, ranging from orchestral masterworks and operatic arias to Sousa marches, jazz classics and Broadway musicals. The band and chorus also perform independently, and have recently shared the stage with such ensembles as the Boston Pops, the Cincinnati Pops, the Detroit Symphony Orchestra, and the National Symphony Orchestra.

In addition to their national tours, formal concerts, chamber recitals, and educational outreach, members of the Concert Band and Soldiers’ Chorus frequently represent the Army at formal and ceremonial functions, including the Presidential Inaugural Parade, presidential funerals, the Army All- American Bowl, and diplomatic efforts overseas. More than six decades as the military’s most traveled musicians have earned them the title, “The Musical Ambassadors of the Army.”

About Collingswood:
Collingswood is a historic NJ town 10 minutes outside Philadelphia. Known for its eclectic downtown and BYO restaurant scene it has taken home national recognition including being named a Top 10 Transformed Neighborhood by Forbes, the Best Place to Go Car Free by Men’s Journal magazine, a Classic Town of Greater Philadelphia by the Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission and a Great Place in America (Haddon Avenue) by the American Planning Association. For more information visit www.collingswood.com.

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