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Army Field Band salutes mothers

By April 27, 2011

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 Three Stages at Folsom Lake College at 2 p.m. on Mother’s Day Sunday, May 8.

The concert is free; patrons wishing to attend need to reserve their tickets at threestages.net or from Three Stages Ticket Office at (916) 608-6888 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through Saturday, and two hours before show time. Patrons may reserve up to four tickets per person. Seats not secured 10 minutes before the 2 p.m. performance will be released to other patrons.

The program at Three Stages will include marches from John Philip Sousa, works from Aaron Copland, Richard Strauss and various other composers — including California’s own Huey Lewis.

As the premier touring musical representative for the United States 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, this 65-member Concert Band presents a powerful and diverse program of marches, overtures, popular music, patriotic selections, and instrumental and vocal solos. 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.”

Three Stages at Folsom Lake College is located at 10 College Parkway in Folsom.

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