WHEELING - Those looking for a show Friday will have the chance to watch the U.S. Army Field Band & Soldiers Chorus play at Wheeling's Heritage Port at 7:30 p.m.
"They were planning to perform at Oglebay, but a scheduling conflict brought them down to the Heritage Port," said Wheeling Operations Supervisor Tim Birch. "They are going to play for about 90 minutes. It will be free and open to the public."
According to the band's website, the band has played in all 50 U.S. states and more than 30 countries on four continents since its 1946 founding. It includes the Concert Band, the Soldiers' Chorus, the Jazz Ambassadors and The Volunteers. The group holds public concerts, school assemblies, educational outreach programs, festivals and radio and television appearances.
The U.S. Army Field Band & Soldiers Chorus will play at 7:30 p.m. Friday at Wheeling’s Heritage Port. Admission is free.
The website also states the band "is considered by music critics to be one of the most versatile and inspiring musical organizations in the world. Its members, selected by highly competitive audition, represent some of the finest musical talent in America."
"It should be a really good show for everybody," said Birch.
Birch noted that if the July 4 fireworks show at Heritage Port needs to be canceled for any reason, the second option for the fireworks will be for the show to take place after the Friday concert.
For more information, call 301-677-6586.