U.S. Army Field Band to perform virtual concerts during COVID-19 battle

Posted at 8:57 AM, Mar 19, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-19 08:58:07-04

FORT MEADE, Md. (WMAR) — Beginning Friday, the United States Army Field Band will look to entertain American families during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The band will play live daily online performances, on their YouTube Channel.

Entertainment will start at 7 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays, and 1 p.m. from Sunday through Thursday.

Concerts will include performances by the Concert Band, Soldiers' Chorus, Jazz Ambassadors, Six-String Soldiers, many more of the group's smaller ensembles, and will also include interactive round-table discussions such as E-Sports, music instruction, and other related subjects.

“The talents of our team of Soldiers are unparalleled and the American people deserve and frankly, need, to hear this message of unity now more than ever,” said Colonel Jim Keene, Commander, The US Army Field Band. “We remain committed to accomplishing our mission, inspiring people, and increasing morale on behalf of the Army and are fortunate to have a platform that will allows us to readily reach so many people.”

Located at Fort Meade, MD, The US Army Field Band’s mission is to connect Americans to their Army by providing live performances and outreach directly to communities across the country. However, travel restrictions due to health concerns have resulted in cancellations of the remaining engagements on its spring tour.