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Chamber Music Ensembles

Chamber music showcases yet another facet of the Musical Ambassadors of the Army. The Field Band has many different official ensembles comprised of members of the larger performing components. The Brass Quintet, Clarinet Quartet, Embassy Brass, Flute and Harp Duo, Horn Quartet, Pentagon Winds, Saxophone Quartet, Woodwind Ambassadors, and Woodwind Quintet include Concert Band performers, while the Vocal Arts Ensemble, Sound Off! Barbershop Quartet, Bel Canto, and VocalEase present a diverse array of talent from the Soldiers' Chorus. These groups perform a repertoire that covers the entire spectrum of chamber music literature, ranging from classical works to folk tunes and light pop. Official ensembles represent the unit in various capacities throughout the year and are an active part of the Field Band's educational outreach program.

The Musical Ambassadors also present an annual Chamber Music Series in the Washington Baltimore-Annapolis area, featuring performers from all of the Field Band's components. These concerts provide a unique opportunity for local audiences to enjoy a wide variety of programming from soloists to large ensembles. Vocalists, brass, woodwinds, percussion, and strings perform music from Renaissance to modern in a relaxed, intimate setting.


Ambassadors Jazztet

The Ambassadors Jazztet of The United States Army Field Band was created to reflect the legendary style of Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers. The ensemble is comprised of musicians from the Jazz Ambassadors, the Army's premier touring jazz orchestra. Though the Jazztet performs traditional jazz standards...

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Ambassadors Jazztet

 

Brass Quintet

Since 1998, The United States Army Field Band Brass Quintet has showcased the finest and most challenging literature in the brass quintet repertoire. This ensemble is an active participant in the Army Field Band's educational outreach program and has performed in colleges, universities, and public...

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Brass Quintet

 

Capitol Clarinets

The Capitol Clarinets established itself in the summer of 2010. Originally, the ensemble was a clarinet trio meant to supplement the Army Field Band's educational clinic teams. Since then, the group has expanded to a quintet, allowing for greater variety of repertoire and tonal color. The ensemble...

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Capitol Clarinets

 

Cantare

Cantare is a vocal ensemble comprised of classically trained Soldier-Musicians from the Soldiers' Chorus. Through educational outreach and public chamber recitals, this ensemble is committed to performing opera and song for new audiences...

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Cantare

 

Chamber Brass

The U.S. Army Field Band Chamber Brass is an official ensemble of The United States Army Field Band. Formed in 2003 and consisting exclusively of members of the Concert Band, the Chamber Brass provides exciting musical performances for the general public, college and university audiences, as well as serving...

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Chamber Brass

 

Clarinet Quartet

The United States Army Field Band Clarinet Quartet was formed in 1989 as an official ensemble of the Musical Ambassadors of the Army. The quartet has been featured at a variety of professional conferences, including the International Clarinet Society's ClarinetFest, the Music Educators National...

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Clarinet Quartet

 

Dixieland Band

The Jazz Ambassadors Dixieland Band is an ensemble known for their positive energy and sound musicianship. Inspired mainly by the swinging styles of the great Louis Armstrong and Jack Teagarden, they play a wide variety of traditional jazz, from the classics of the 1920's and '30's to the early small...

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Dixieland Band

 

Federal Brass

As part of The U.S. Army Field Band, The Federal Brass Instrumentalists (F.B.I.) travel thousands of miles each year to bring high quality concerts, educational clinics, and masterclasses to students and patriotic Americans nationwide. The group's performances have inspired, educated, and entertained in various musical...

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Federal Brass

 

Flute & Harp Duo

Since their formation, The U.S. Army Field Band Flute & Harp Duo has performed for veterans and high-ranking officials in the U.S. Army as well as dignitaries at a multitude of venues. The Women in War Memorial at Arlington National Cemetery, the Canadian Embassy, the Reagan Building, and the Washington...

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Flute & Harp Duo

 

Pentagon Winds

The Pentagon Winds was formed in 1999 and is an active part of the Army Field Band's educational outreach program. The group performs recitals and clinics throughout the nation for audiences ranging from the youngest elementary school students to the nation's finest universities and colleges. Members frequently...

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Pentagon Winds

 

Recess

Recess is one of The U.S. Army Field Band's newest educational outreach ensembles. It provides engaging, high-energy performances for pre-kindergarten and elementary students. The group consists of members from both the Soldiers' Chorus and Concert Band, all former music educators. Recess incorporates...

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Recess

 

Saxophone Quartet

The U.S. Army Field Band Saxophone Quartet is an official ensemble of the Musical Ambassadors of the Army. Comprised of members of the Army Field Band's Concert Band saxophone section, the quartet performs for a variety of school recitals, community outreach, and military functions. The Saxophone Quartet...

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Saxophone Quartet

 

Son Tropical

Son Tropical is an eleven-piece ensemble made up of members of America's Big Band-the Jazz Ambassadors. It performs a wide repertoire of Afro-Cuban and Latin songs, including music from New York City, Cuba, and Puerto Rico, and selections with South American influences. Salsa, Latin-Jazz, Cha Cha, Guajira, Puerto Rican, and...

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Son Tropical

 

Trombone Ensemble

The United States Army Field Band Trombone Ensemble has been one of the Army Field Band's official chamber ensembles for nearly nine years. In 2009, they produced Trombone: A Player's Guide, as part of the Army Field Band's instructional video series. Performing recitals, brass clinics...

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Trombone Ensemble

 

Woodwind Ambassadors

The Woodwind Ambassadors are active participants in The U.S. Army Field Band's educational outreach program, performing for music students ranging from pre-school to postgraduate. In addition to formal recital performances at colleges and Universities throughout the nation, the Woodwind Ambassadors introduce students...

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Woodwind Ambassadors

 

Woodwind Quintet

The United States Army Field Band Woodwind Quintet formed in 2008 and is composed of some of the Concert Band's newest members. Founded specifically to perform at Junior High and High Schools, education is at the heart of this ensemble's mission. Exposing the next generation of musicians to professional-standard performances...

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Woodwind Quintet