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Arts / Entertainment

U.S. Army Band 'Pershing's Own' March 1

February 24, 2010

The U.S. Army Band Pershing's Own is on a national tour. Colorado State University has 'enlisted' them to perform in a Virtuoso Series Concert at CSU on Monday, March 1 at 7:30 p.m. in the Organ Recital Hall in the University Center of the Arts. Their music will inspire and move you!

Monday, March 1
7:30 p.m.
Organ Recital Hall
University Center for the Arts

Colorado State University presents an exciting Virtuoso Series Concert with the U.S. Army Band 'Pershing's Own."

The special guests from Washington D.C. perform a free concert 7:30 p.m. Monday, March 1 in the Organ Recital Hall at the University Center of the Arts, 1400 Remington St.

There is no charge for the concert because military bands are funded by tax money--therefore always free amd open to the public. Seating is limited, and will be on a first-come, first-served basis.

Meet the artists

The concert is followed by a "Meet the Artist" reception where patrons are invited to:

  • Meet the band
  • Ask questions about the music and the performance
  • Mingle with other patrons
  • Enjoy dessert breads, coffee and tea generously provided by Great Harvest Bread Co., Mugs Coffee Lounge and Whole Foods Market

Exemplifying Army personnel

Precision and polish -- military ensembles represent those qualities as a mirror to the personnel they represent. The listener can count on a varied, inspirational and entertaining program from these fine musicians as they include CSU on their national tour.

Band members

Pictured from left to right:

  • Master Sgt. Joseph Holt, piano
  • Master Sgt. Robert Huffman, oboe
  • Command Sgt. Major Debra McGarity, clarinet
  • Staff Sgt. Aaron Cockson, French horn
  • Master Sgt. Barbara Vigil, flute
  • Sgt. First Class Max Wharton, bassoon

Feel good about the flag

Based in Washington D.C., the U.S. Army Band “Pershing’s Own,” (official title, The U.S. Army Woodwind Quintet) with Colonel Thomas Rotondi Jr, Leader and Commander, and Command Sergeant Major Debra L. McGarity, Enlisted Leader, invite you to come feel good about the flag as they perform music for wind quintet and piano, including works by Francis Poulenc and Ludwig Thuille.

Master Class 11 a.m. Monday, March 1

While at Colorado State University, the band will conduct a Master Class at 11 a.m. Monday, March 1 in the Griffin Concert Hall at the UCA. Master classes provide hands-on instruction to CSU students in an open, informal setting, are free of charge, and are open to the public.

Opportunity to audition

Additionally, an opportunity to audition for the various army bands is available from noon to 2 p.m. in Room G212. There is no commitment involved in auditioning. The audition includes: all major and minor scales and arpeggios; a prepared piece of your choosing; and sight reading.

See the School of the Arts website for:

  • Further details about the concert
  • A full performance and event calendar
  • To sign up for a free event e-newsletter

Contact: Jennifer Clary
E-mail: Jennifer.Clary@colostate.edu
Phone: (970) 491-2463