Armed Forces Day Concert
The Armed Forces Day Concert is a very inspiring and community-focused event. Honoring our men and women in uniform, both past, and present, and highlighting the soldiers and airmen who have excelled in their service to this country is a gift to their families and the military personnel. So many times our men and women are decorated on the military installation, but the communities they live in never know of their achievements. This concert also gives the many veterans in our community, the opportunity to stand up once again and be counted during the Armed Forces Salute. The smiles on their faces show the pride in their hearts, and often tears in their eyes, as they stand during the rendition of their military song. There is a spirit of comradery and accomplishment in their successful efforts to preserve our freedom. This is an event you simply won’t want to miss!
The evening entertainment begins at 5:30 pm, with the 23rd Army Band Rock Band (Article 15). The concert starts at 7:30 pm when the Utah National Guard 23rd Army Band, Chief Warrant Officer, Denny Saunders, conducting, takes the stage with the Choral Arts Society of Utah, Sterling Poulson, Music Director, conducting. This amazing concert will include a variety of music including the patriotic favorites you love to hear and ends as the band plays John Philip Sousa’s Stars & Stripes Forever. Bring your family and enjoy plenty of food, fun and support service booths along with the great entertainment. Being honored this year will be men and women from the U.S. Army Reserve units at Fort Douglas. KUTV 2News reporter Daniel Woodruff will emcee the evening’s events.
The 23rd Army Band has played for Presidents, Senators, Congressmen and Heads of State. Each year the Band performs for thousands of people across the State of Utah and the United States, giving clinics and concerts for schools, performing at civic functions, marching in parades, and providing music for military dances, changes of command, and pass-in-reviews. The Rock Band, Article 15 will take you back to whatever generation you are from and consists of two guitar players, a bass guitar player, keyboard player, percussionist and vocalists.
Now in its 31st year, members of the 100-voice Choral Arts Society of Utah volunteer their time and talents to provide quality performances, many of which benefit schools and organizations providing humanitarian services to the local area. Be sue to follow us on Facebook
Special thanks to our sponsors who make this event possible; Zions Bank, Orbital ATK, Sorenson Legacy Foundation, The Larry H. and Gail Miller Family Foundation, Salt Lake County ZAP, The Gallivan Center, Legacy Retirement Communities, and KUTV 2News.