NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - The United States Army Field Band & Soldiers Chorus will perform at the State Theatre in a free concert open to the public at 7 p.m. on March 18.

People can reserve tickets for this event at STNJ.org or by calling (732)-246-SHOW (246-7469)

The Concert Band & Soldiers’ Chorus are the oldest and largest of the U.S. Army Field Band’s performing components, dating back to 1946 and 1957 respectively. They have performed in all 50 states and 30 foreign countries.

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The 60-member band and 29-member chorus have performed regularly in some of the most famous concert halls in the world, as well as in auditoriums in small communities. They have shared the stage with the Boston Pops, the Cincinnati Pops, the Detroit Symphony Orchestra, and the National Symphony Orchestra.

The members often represent the Army at formal and ceremonial functions, including the Presidential Inaugural Parade, presidential funerals, the Army All-American Bowl, and diplomatic efforts overseas. The ensemble performed for the state funerals of Presidents Ronald Reagan and Gerald Ford, and have regularly appeared on the PBS annual National Memorial Day Concert.

Their program at the State Theatre will feature marches and patriotic favorites, orchestral masterworks, new works for band, a cappella vocal arrangements, and Broadway musicals among other selections.