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257th Army Band Concert Saturday in Lincoln Park

Pull up a blanket for the Army Band show at Lincoln Park.

On Saturday, August 5 at 7p.m. the  District of Columbia Army National Guard’s 257th Army Band will perform classical, blues and jazz pieces in a free public show at Lincoln Park (12th at East Capitol Street).

The approximately band is known as “The Band of the Nation’s Capital,” is the official musical ambassador for the DC Army National Guard. The band boasts a proud lineage and association with the legendary Corcoran Cadets, the DC militia that inspired John Philip Sousa to compose his march of the same name.

Noteworthy performances include musical support for the Inauguration of President Obama, performances in Greece, Jamaica, the U.S. Virgin Islands and Panama, consecutive appearances at the Great American Brass Band Festival and concert tours throughout New England, Texas and the Mid-Atlantic.

Although centrally located among the finest military bands in the world, The 257th Army Band is officially recognized as “The Band of the Nation’s Capital”. 

Within the 257th Army Band, there are several musical groups which play a variety of music including classical, jazz, rock and many others. In addition to a concert band, the 257th has multiple music performance teams, including jazz combo, rock band, pop ensemble, brass quintet and duet teams. This allows the band to perform many different types of music at concerts and ceremonies.

You can see the full concert programme here.

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