Connect2Culture is pleased to present a FREE performance of the Concert Band & Soldiers’ Chorus of The United States Army Field Band on Wednesday, March 23, 7pm at Joplin High School’s new Performing Arts Center.

6:15pm: Auditorium doors open.
6:45pm: Ticket holders must be in their seats by this time.
6:50pm: Unclaimed seats are released to non-ticket holders.
7:00pm: Concert begins.

The Concert Band & Soldiers’ Chorus are the oldest and largest of The U.S. Army Field Band’s performing components. Founded in 1946 and 1957 respectively, these two ensembles combine to present joint concerts on their national tours. They have performed in all 50 states and 30 foreign countries for audiences totaling hundreds of millions.

The 65-member Concert Band and 29-member Soldiers’ Chorus perform regularly in some of the most famous concert halls in the world, and just as often in the humblest auditoriums in the smallest of communities. The joining of these two ensembles allows them to offer unparalleled versatility of programming, ranging from orchestral masterworks and operatic arias to Sousa marches, jazz classics, and Broadway musicals. The band and chorus also perform independently, and have recently shared the stage with such ensembles as the Boston Pops, the Cincinnati Pops, the Detroit Symphony Orchestra, and the National Symphony Orchestra.

In addition to their national tours, formal concerts, chamber recitals, and educational outreach, members of the Concert Band & Soldiers’ Chorus frequently represent the Army at formal and ceremonial functions, including the Presidential Inaugural Parade, presidential funerals, the Army All American Bowl, and diplomatic efforts overseas.

We will also be celebrating the City of Joplin’s 143rd Birthday! The City of Joplin and Joplin’s Historical Society will provide refreshments after the concert.

While this is a FREE concert, seating is limited and tickets are required. Designated Ticket Pick-Up Locations: The Joplin Globe and Joplin City Hall. Online Ticketing:


Platinum Sponsors: The Joplin Globe, Freeman Health System, and Leggett & Platt Incorporated.

Gold Sponsors: Vowels & Stovern Wealth Management Group of Wells Fargo Advisors, Joplin Regional Business Journal, and TAMKO.

Silver Sponsors: Community Bank & Trust, The Insurancenter, Empire District Electric Company, Crossland Construction Company, Inc., Sign Designs, CGA Architects, and Tri-Point Tactical, LLC.