The Musical Ambassadors of the Army are coming to The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion for a FREE concert July 28 at 7:30 p.m. Join The Pavilion and Houston Community Newspapers – The Courier and The Villager – for a night filled with patriotic music and fun with The United States Army Field Band and Soldiers’ Chorus. The internationally acclaimed U.S. Army Field Band is the official touring musical organization of the Army and consists of four performing components.

The evening’s program features all-American patriotic music that will have you cheering with the American spirit. The U.S. Army Field Band performs “Country Band March,” “The Mad Major,” “The Fantastic Fast-Fingered Fandango,” “Armed Forces Salute,” “Stars and Strips Forever” and more.

Organized in 1946, the group continues to travel thousands of miles each year entertaining and educating audience members around the world, including all 50 states and more than 30 countries across four continents.

The two largest components of the U.S. Army Field Band are the Concert Band, a 65-piece symphonic band, and Soldiers’ Chorus, a 29-voice mixed chorus. Musicians are selectively chosen and trained at prestigious conservatories and universities throughout the country. The Concert Band is the oldest and largest section of the Field Band and has performed for more than 100 million people over the last 50 years. The musical group performs at a variety of locations including world-famous concert halls, such as Carnegie Hall, school assemblies, festivals, and radio and television performances. The Concert Band has also participated in many presidential inaugural parades.

On July 28, the Fidelity Investments Plaza abounds with the American spirit for pre-concert activities starting at 6:30 p.m. Learn all you wanted to know about military music with a free discussion about the evening’s performance with Ira J. Black, a prominent music scholar and college professor, as he hosts Pavilion Talk from 6:45 – 7:15 p.m. Stop by The Pavilion Partners where kids can play musical instruments at the Instrument Petting Zoo, sponsored Music & Arts, and make patriotic red, white and blue bracelets. Hands-on activities provided by Woodforest National Bank, Amazing Siding and Audi of America, official automobile of The Pavilion. Be sure to stop by the Tommy Bahama booth to register for the “Best Seats in the House.”

During the pre-concert activities, Army veterans are encouraged to sign up with the Freedom Team Salute program that is a part of the Department of the Army. Beginning in 2005, this program was developed as a way of honoring and saying thanks to our United States Army veterans. Each honoree receives a special commendation package including a certificate of appreciation and thank you letter signed by the Secretary of the Army and the Army Chief of Staff, a label pin and automobile decals.

The Pavilion and Houston Community Newspapers are proud to host The United States Army Field Band and Soldiers’ Chorus and help foster support for members of the Armed Forces along with diplomatic efforts around the world. Pre-concert activities start at 6:30 p.m. and this event is free and open to everyone. Come help us support our troops and take pride in our country while enjoying an excellent performance on July 28.

Preferred parking is available in the on-site Town Center Garage, located along Six Pines Drive. Parking is $5 per vehicle for this and most performing arts events. Tickets for on-site parking can be purchased in advance at all Ticketmaster locations and The Pavilion Ticket Office. Guests also may park in any of the five free parking lots on the southwest side of The Pavilion. The free, color-coded lots are connected to The Pavilion by corresponding pathways with signs leading across The Waterway.

Admission is free for the U.S. Army Field Band & Soldiers’ Chorus and all seating is general admission. Have a picnic in your seat or on the hill during the concert. Free lawn chairs also are available for this and other applicable performing arts events. Keep in mind that beverages cannot be brought into The Pavilion.

The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion's 20th Performing Arts Season is presented by The Woodlands Development Company and sponsored by Donoho’s Jewellers, Audi of America, the Community Associations of The Woodlands, Houston Community Newspapers, The Pavilion Partners, The Wortham Foundation, and Continental Airlines, official airline of The Pavilion.

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