U.S. Army Field Band coming to Troy


Provided photo Sponsored by the Troy Daily News and the Troy Area Chamber of Commerce, the United States Army Field Band Jazz Ambassadors will take the stage at 7 p.m. Saturday at Hobart Arena for a free concert.

TROY — The United States Army Field Band Jazz Ambassadors will make a stop in Troy this Saturday, after a nearly 30-year hiatus.

The Jazz Ambassadors, the United States Army’s premier touring big band, travels thousands of miles each year to present jazz throughout the nation and around the world. The last time the band was in Troy was May 22, 1986, at Troy’s Hobart Arena.

Sponsored by the Troy Daily News and the Troy Area Chamber of Commerce, the United States Army Field Band Jazz Ambassadors will take the stage at 7 p.m. Saturday at Hobart Arena for a free concert.

Master Sgt. John Altman is a trumpet player for the Jazz Ambassadors. He said this is the first time all of the band members have come to Troy.

“We typically travel to Ohio, since we’re based out of Maryland and it’s not too far away from us,” he said. “However, it’s been a while since we have been to Troy.”

Promising music from a variety of eras and performers, Altman said traveling to small-town America is what being a part of the band is about.

“We love going to small towns and cities and really performing for the people there, who are gracious and more than happy to have us,” he said.

For more information on the band, visit armyfieldband.com.

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