The Volunteers, the United States Army Field Band, is set to perform a free concert at Newtown High School on Thursday, March 27, starting at 7:30 pm.
Since its inception in 1981, The Volunteers has been telling the Army story through rock, pop, country, and patriotic music. Its members have performed for millions of listeners in all 50 states, Puerto Rico, Canada, Mexico, Kuwait, and Iraq.
Volunteers personnel are SFC April Boucher, vocals; SSG Randall Wight, vocals and keyboards; SFC Tom Lindsey and SSG John Brandon Boron, guitar; SFC Peter M. Krasukski, bass; and SSG Glenn Robertson, drums. Behind the scenes support also comes from Audio Engineer MSG John Lamirande and Lighting Technician SSG James Little.
The soldier-musicians of The Volunteers tailor their concerts to their audiences, as comfortable in veterans’s homes, hospitals and student events as they are rocking out huge arenas for screaming fans. Performances at Summerfest, Country USA, and the AAA 400 at the Dover International Speedway electrified those in attendance, while their annual support of the Army All-American Marching Band gives them the opportunity to work with high school musicians.
The Volunteers tour more than 100 days each year, bringing a powerful message of patriotism and support to communities large and small. Members are passionate about representing their fellow soldiers through music.
The performance at Newtown High School is free but tickets are required for entry. Tickets are available online at http://armyfieldband.ticketleap.com/SandyHook.
The event is sponsored by Newtown Lions Club, Newtown Cultural Arts Commission, and the Newtown High School Music Department.