The U.S. Army Jazz Ambassadors, part of the Army Field Band, will give a concert at Northwestern.
To earn their spot in the ensemble, Jazz Ambassador members go through rigorous competition.
“When they audition, it’s a major audition nationwide,” said Dr. Tim McGarvey, professor of music. “They usually have their masters or doctrine degree and they have to go through basic to be in the Army.”
Students who have seen ensembles like the Army Jazz Ambassadors have been impressed.
“I have seen a band like this before and they were amazing to listen to,” said sophomore Jeanie Fairchild.
The band will be playing a variety of songs during their performance.
“When most people think of Army Jazz Ambassadors they may think of a more classical genre of music, but they play much more than that,” Fairchild said.
Some of the band’s notable appearances include playing at the Jazz and Heritage Festival in New Orleans, the Nice Jazz Festival in France and the inaugurations of presidents George Bush and Bill Clinton.
“They are the best of the best Army bands,” Fairchild said.
Free tickets can be picked up at the DeWitt Music Hall, Orange City’s Town Hall and the Dove Bookstore in downtown Orange City.
The Ambassadors will be performing at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 6 in Christ Chapel.