In honor of Estonian Veterans Day, all music lovers are invited to a free concert of the United States Army Europe Band on April 23 at 16:00 in Narva Geneva Center.
In honor of Estonian Veterans Day, all music lovers are invited to a free concert of the United States Army Europe Band on April 23 at 16:00 in Narva Geneva Center. The United States Army Europe (USAREUR) Band, under the command of MAJ Dwayne Milburn, is stationed in Sembach, Germany. The Band was originally activated in 1940. With its partner group, the USAREUR Soldiers’ Chorus, it is currently the Army’s third largest musical organization, and the Army’s premier musical ambassadors in Europe.
The USAREUR Band is a versatile ensemble in great demand. Components include 65-piece concert and marching bands, a 35-piece ceremonial group, “USAREUR Standard” jazz combo, “Rhine River Ramblers” Dixieland band, “The Musik Brigade” (performances in Tallinn, Sillamäe, and Narva in 2014) modern brass rock band, and classical chamber ensembles. Members earn their positions by special audition and most have performed or taught professionally prior to their military service. Many musicians hold degrees in music from highly regarded universities and conservatories.
The USAREUR Band & Chorus performs more than 200 missions each year, and has appeared in over 20 European, Middle Eastern, and North African in the last decade.
Narva concert will feature pieces by John Philip Souza, Pavel Tschesnokoff, Karl L. King, Percy Grainger, Eric Whitacre, and ohter composers.