Ouachita Baptist University will host the U.S. Army Field Band and Soldiers’ Chorus in a free performance on Friday, Oct. 25, at 7:30 p.m. in Jones Performing Arts Center. The concert is free and open to the public. Tickets can be reserved through Ouachita’s Box Office, located in Jones Performing Arts Center, or at obu.edu/boxoffice.
The theme of the concert is “Let Freedom Ring.” The band and chorus will present a mixture of both standard band literature and patriotic music.
“The U.S. Army Field Band are the musical ambassadors of the U.S. Army from Washington, D.C. They are one of the finest bands in the world,” said Dr. Craig Hamilton, Lena Goodwin Trimble Professor of Music and director of bands at Ouachita. “This is a great opportunity for our students, faculty and community to hear a wonderful concert by professional musicians. … I am very excited to host the band and look forward to a wonderful performance.”
The has entertained audiences in all 50 states and in more than 30 countries on four continents since its founding in 1946. The Army Field Band, which consists of soldiers who are full-time professional musicians and are enlisted in the U.S. Army, presents a variety of music while fostering the support of the American people for members of the armed forces and supporting diplomatic efforts around the world.
The Army Field Band and Soldiers’ Chorus performance is free and open to the public. To reserve free tickets to the concert, visit obu.edu/boxoffice or stop by the JPAC Box Office from 1-5 p.m. on weekdays. For more information, call the box office at (870) 245-5555.
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October 14, 2019