Trombone Strategy: Army Ground Forces Band’s Trombone Quartet to Perform March 22

Published Thursday, March 3, 2016 at 11:16 am

Trombone Strategy, the Army Ground Forces Band’s trombone quartet will perform Tuesday, March 22, at 8 p.m. in Broyhill Music Center’s Recital Hall at Appalachian State University. Admission is free.

The quartet will perform a variety of classical and popular compositions transcribed for trombone.

Trombone Strategy

Trombone Strategy

The program includes “Achieved is the Glorious Work” from “The Creation” by Hayden and arranged by Donald G. Miller, followed by the chorale from Alexander Borodin’s “Prince Igor.”

The ensemble also will perform “Suite Parisienne for 4 Trombones” by John Glenesk Mortimer, “Two Pieces for Three Trombones” by Raymond Premru and “Spanish Waterwheel” by Tommy Pederson.

Trombone Strategy

The program concludes with “Outside Looking In” by Michael Davis, “It’s Only a Paper Moon” by Harold Arlen, “America the Beautiful” by Samuel Ward and “That’s A-Plenty” by Lew Pollack.Trombone Strategy

Ensemble members are Sgt. 1st Class Franklin A. Cole, Staff Sgt. Jason A. Binde, Sgt. Brandon M. Drew and Sgt. Benjamin Solis.

The Army Ground Forces Band was organized as the Fourth Infantry Regiment Band on July 21, 1845, in New Orleans. Since 1945, the band has been stationed across the U.S. in Washington, Texas, Maryland, Arkansas and Georgia.

Following World War II, the name of the Fourth Infantry Regiment Band was changed to its current title, the 214th Army Band. In 1985, Secretary of the Army John O. Marsh Jr. conferred upon the unit the distinctive designation The Army Ground Forces Band. Since that time, the band has served as the musical ambassador of the American combat soldier, serving as an outreach asset for the United States Army Forces Command, headquartered at Fort Bragg.

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