Front Royal, VA–As part of the national Military School Band Festival, Randolph-Macon Academy will host The U.S. Army Chorus on Friday, February 21, at 7:30 pm, in John Campbell Boggs Chapel. This event is free and open to the public.
As stated on The U.S. Army Band’s web site, “From its inception, The U.S. Army Chorus has established and maintained a reputation of excellence in the performance of male choral literature. Beyond the traditional military music and patriotic standards, the repertoire of the Army Chorus covers a broad spectrum which includes pop, Broadway, folk, and classical music. The Army Chorus performs frequently at the White House, the Vice President’s Residence, the U.S. Capitol, the Supreme Court, and the State Department.”
The Military School Band Festival is a three-day clinic for the top musicians from military secondary schools and colleges from across the nation. Each festival is structured to include a festival concert band conducted by a noted current or former military conductor, a drum major clinic instructed by an active duty military drum major and a new feature, in its third consecutive year, a festival choir conducted by a noted military choral conductor. The location of the Festival changes each year; the last time Randolph-Macon Academy hosted it was in 2010.
Randolph-Macon Academy (R-MA), founded in 1892, is a college-preparatory, coeducational day and boarding school for students in grades 6 through 12. Students in grades 9-12 participate in R-MA’s 91st Air Force Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps (JROTC) and have the option to participate in a renowned flight program. This military school is affiliated with the United Methodist Church and is located in Front Royal, VA.