The Nashville Symphony has announced that the 101st Airborne Division Band, based out of Fort Campbell, KY, will join the Symphony on a selection of patriotic songs during a concert on July 2 at Schermerhorn Symphony Center.
The military ensemble will perform Servicemen on Parade and Stripes & Stripes Forever with the Symphony during the concert, A Star-Spangled Evening with the Nashville Symphony & the 101st Airborne Division Band, which will also feature the Symphony performing all-American classics by Leonard Bernstein, Aaron Copland, Duke Ellington, George Gershwin and more. The evening will culminate with the thunderous 1812 Overture by Tchaikovsky.
“We are extremely honored and excited to have the prestigious 101st Airborne Division Band involved in this spectacular night of music,” said Alan Valentine, Nashville Symphony president and CEO. “I cannot think of a better way to kick off Music City’s Fourth of July celebrations, and honor American service personnel everywhere, than to welcome these talented musicians to the Schermerhorn stage.”
Originally formed in 1942, the 101st Airborne Band has one of the most distinguished histories of any Army Band, earning numerous honors and decorations over the years. Comprised of highly trained and musically gifted Army personnel, the Band is a multifaceted organization charged with providing the soldiers and families of Fort Campbell with first-class musical support.
As a special thank-you to military personnel and their families, the Nashville Symphony is offering a 20 percent discount to members of the military for A Star-Spangled Evening with the Nashville Symphony & the 101st Airborne Division Band.