UMO to Hold US Army Field Band and Soldiers’ Chorus Concert

UMO to Hold US Army Field Band and Soldiers’ Chorus Concert

MOUNT OLIVE- The University of Mount Olive will hold a concert featuring the US Army Field Band and Soldiers’ Chorus. The event will be held on Thursday, October 15, at 7:30 PM in the George and Annie Dail Kornegay Arena.

The 65-member Concert Band and the 29-member Soldiers’ Chorus is the oldest and largest of the U.S. army field bands.  The joining of these two ensembles allows them to offer unparalleled versatility of programming. The chorus has performed in all fifty states, Canada, Mexico, India, the Far East, and throughout Europe, entertaining audiences of all ages.

The musical backgrounds of Soldiers’ Chorus personnel range from opera and musical theatre to music education and vocal coaching; this diversity provides unique programming flexibility. In addition to presenting selections from the vast choral repertoire, Soldiers’ Chorus performances often include the music of Broadway, opera, barbershop quartet, and Americana.

Admission to the concert is free, but tickets are required.  To obtain your tickets, contact Cynthia Wellinger at or call 919-635-2787. For more information about the event, please contact Bill Ford at

The University of Mount Olive is a private institution rooted in the liberal arts tradition with defining Christian values. The University, sponsored by the Convention of Original Free Will Baptists, has locations in Mount Olive, New Bern, Wilmington, Seymour Johnson Air Force Base, Research Triangle Park, Washington, Jacksonville, and in Smithfield at Johnston Community College.  For more information, visit