MSU band staff presents U.S. Army Field Band and Soldiers’ Chorus concert

U.S. Army Field Band (Submitted photo)

Contact: Sasha Steinberg

STARKVILLE, Miss.—Known for its long tradition of free public performances, the United States Army Field Band’s Concert Band and Soldiers’ Chorus will present a Tuesday [March 28] evening concert at Mississippi State University.

Free to all, the 7:30 p.m. performance by the Washington, D.C.-based “Musical Ambassadors of the Army” takes place in historic Lee Hall’s Bettersworth Auditorium.

Though admission is free, tickets are required for entry and can be reserved by calling the MSU band office at 662-325-2713. Ticket requests also may be mailed to Mississippi State University Bands, P.O. Box 6162, Mississippi State, MS 39762.

As the oldest and largest of the U.S. Army Field Band’s performing components, the Concert Band and Soldiers’ Chorus have performed for audiences in all 50 states and 30 foreign countries. The two ensembles present joint concerts on their national tours, providing unparalleled versatility in programming, from orchestral masterworks and operatic arias to Sousa marches, jazz classics and Broadway musical selections. 

The band and chorus also perform independently and have recently shared the stage with such ensembles as the Boston Pops, Cincinnati Pops, Detroit Symphony Orchestra, and the National Symphony Orchestra. For more, visit

For additional concert information, call 662-325-2713, visit or follow on Facebook @FamousMaroonBand and Twitter @MaroonBand. Craig Aarhus, MSU associate professor of music and associate director of bands, also may be contacted directly at

Learn more about the MSU College of Education’s nationally accredited Department of Music at or Facebook and Twitter @msstatemusic.

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