The United States Army Field Band performs the famous Civil War-era piece, ‘The Battle Hymn of the Republic.’ This perfect rendition is sure to bring you chills as the voices soar to an epic finale.
The band and chorus are dressed in full uniforms with a red, white, and blue background. Instruments including the bassoon, flute, clarinet, trumpet, tuba, and more ring out in triumph. The 22-voice chorus sounds like 100 singers!
The song begins with a trumpet fanfare and proceeds into the familiar verse, ‘Mine eyes have seen the glory of the coming of the Lord.’ The trombones and tuba lead the band into the chorus, ‘Glory, glory, Hallelujah, His truth is marching on.’
This song is one of the most patriotic pieces of music in America. It inspires freedom and honors the sacrifice of all soldiers. The song was penned in 1861 by abolitionist writer Julia Ward Howe. The lyrics were inspired by the Bible and the American Civil War.
The United States Army Field Band tours worldwide out of Washington D.C., playing over 400 concerts a year. The band is stationed at Fort George G. Meade, Maryland. The band leads the Presidential Inaugural Parade every four years.
The band was established in 1946 to promote better relations with the American public. The members pass a rigorous audition to be considered for membership. The group comprises the Concert band, Soldier’s Chorus, Jazz Ambassadors, and Six-String Soldiers.
The Battle Hymn is still a rousing song that instills patriotism in the hearts of Americans. The lyrics powerfully honor the bravery of America’s armed forces. The Army Field Band plays and sings this song with great emotion and pride!