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Internationally Famous U.S. Army Field Band to Visit Susquehanna University

SELINSGROVE— The U.S. Army Field Band, conducted by Col. Thomas H. Palmatier, will perform at Susquehanna University Sept. 26 at 7:30 p.m. in Weber Chapel Auditorium.

As the premier touring musical representative for the U.S. Army, the band travels thousands of miles each year throughout the nation and abroad. Since its formation in 1946, the band has appeared in all 50 states and in more than 30 countries on four continents.

Along with the Soldiers’ Chorus, founded in 1957, the 65-member concert band presents a powerful and 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.

The Field Band’s members, selected by highly competitive audition, represent some of the finest musical talent in America. More than five decades as the military’s most traveled musicians have earned them the title, “The Musical Ambassadors of the Army.”

To obtain free tickets by mail, send a self-addressed, stamped envelope with your request to: ATTN: U.S. Army Field Band, SU Box Office, Susquehanna University, 514 University Avenue, Selinsgrove, PA  17870. (Limit 6 tickets per request.) Tickets may also be obtained in person at the box office at least 24 hours in advance of the performance.

Founded in 1858, Susquehanna University is a national liberal arts college that prepares students for achievement, leadership and service in a diverse, interconnected world. Academic excellence, study away and service learning, student-faculty collaboration, and rich opportunities for creative and personal growth are hallmarks of a Susquehanna University education. Susquehanna students come from 30 states and 12 countries, and more than 90 percent of them find jobs or pursue graduate study within six months of graduation. The university is located in central Pennsylvania, in the town of Selinsgrove, along the banks of the scenic Susquehanna River and about three hours from major East Coast cultural, financial and recreational centers. For more information, visit www.susqu.edu


Karen M. Jones

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