U.S. Army Field Band to Perform at El Camino College
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U.S. Army Field Band to Perform at El Camino College

El Camino College will present “Generations of Honor, The Soundtrack of the American Soldier,” a performance featuring the Concert Band and Soldiers’ Chorus of the United States Army Field Band at 8 p.m. Nov. 5 in Marsee Auditorium. Admission and campus parking are free for this event. 

Part of the Concert Band & Soldiers' Chorus Fall Tour 2018, the program will highlight music from Hollywood films that have made a large impact on American culture and the perception of soldiers' lives and sacrifices. Since 1775, the Army has been an integral part of our nation's journey, through times of struggle and innovation. This concert features the 60-member Concert Band and 29-member Soldiers’ Chorus, using musical and visual elements to remind Americans of the contributions and sacrifice of our soldiers. 

“We are so proud to welcome the U.S. Army Field Band to El Camino College for this concert that pays tribute to the dedicated service of our nation’s soldiers and veterans,” said El Camino College President Dena P. Maloney. 

The concert at El Camino College will feature Thomas Hooten, principal trumpet of the Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra, a position he has held since 2012. Prior to joining the LA Phil, Hooten served as principal trumpet in the Atlanta Symphony from 2006-2012 and as assistant principal trumpet with the Indianapo­lis Symphony. He began his professional career in 2000 with a trumpet/cornet position in “The President’s Own” United States Marine Band in Washington, D.C. He released “Trumpet Call,” his first solo album, in 2011. 

The Concert Band and Soldiers’ Chorus perform regularly in some of the most famous concert halls in the world, and just as often in the humblest auditoriums in the smallest of communities. The joining of these two ensembles allows the group to offer unparalleled versatility of programming, ranging from orchestral masterworks and operatic arias to Sousa marches, jazz classics, and Broadway musicals. The band and chorus also perform independently and have recently shared the stage with such ensembles as the Boston Pops Orchestra, the Cincinnati Pops Orchestra, the Detroit Symphony Orchestra, and the National Symphony Orchestra. 

In addition to their national tours, formal concerts, chamber recitals, and educational outreach, members of the Concert Band and Soldiers’ Chorus frequently represent the Army at formal and ceremonial functions, including the presidential inaugural parade, presidential funerals, the U.S. Army All-American Bowl, and diplomatic efforts overseas. 

Admission and campus parking are free, though tickets are required to attend the concert. Tickets are available at www.centerforthearts.org using the online ticketing system, in person at the Ticket Office, or by phone at 800-832-ARTS. With groups of 10 or more, please call or visit the Ticket Office; online tickets are limited to 10 per person. For more information, the Ticket Office is open Monday through Friday 10 a.m.-6 p.m., or view www.centerforthearts.org. Marsee Auditorium is located at 16007 Crenshaw Boulevard, Torrance.

October 9, 2018