BOONE—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.
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.
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.
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.
About Appalachian State University
Appalachian State University, in North Carolina’s Blue Ridge Mountains, prepares students to lead purposeful lives as global citizens who understand and engage their responsibilities in creating a sustainable future for all. The transformational Appalachian experience promotes a spirit of inclusion that brings people together in inspiring ways to acquire and create knowledge, to grow holistically, to act with passion and determination, and embrace diversity and difference. As one of 17 campuses in the University of North Carolina System, Appalachian enrolls about 19,000 students, has a low student-to-faculty ratio and offers more than 150 undergraduate and graduate majors.