FORT LEONARD WOOD, Mo. (Feb. 14, 2019) — The 399th Army Band will join the Missouri University of Science and Technology Symphonic Band and Wind Symphony for a free concert at 2 p.m. Sunday in Leach Theatre, located inside Castleman Hall at the corner of 10th and Main streets in Rolla.

The concert will feature performances by the Missouri S&T Symphonic Band, directed by David Cress, assistant teaching professor of music; the University Wind Symphony, directed by David Samson, assistant professor of music; and the 399th Army Band, directed by Warrant Officer Michael Becker.

The concert will begin with the Wind Symphony, which will perform Ralph Vaughan Williams’ “English Folk Song Suite” and then “Washington Post March” by John Philip Sousa. The Symphonic Band will perform “Black Granite” by James Hosay, “Chant Funéraire” by Gabriel Fauré with orchestration by Myson Moss and “American Jubilee” by Charles Booker. The 399th Army Band will finish the concert program with “America the Beautiful” by Samuel Ward, arranged by Carmen Dragon, followed by Gustav Holst’s “First Suite in E-flat for Military Band” and conclude with John Philip Sousa’s “The Stars and Stripes Forever.”

The event is open to the public.

For more information about the concert, call the Missouri S&T Arts, Languages and Philosophy Department at 573.341.4869.


Missouri S&T bands and the 399th Army Band perform together at a concert in 2016. The bands will perform together again during a free concert scheduled for 2 p.m. Sunday in Rolla. Courtesy photo.

About Fort Leonard Wood

Fort Leonard Wood is a thriving and prosperous installation that has evolved from a small basic training post more than 75 years ago to a premier Army Center of Excellence that trains more than 82,000 military and civilians each year.

Fort Leonard Wood is home to the U.S Army Maneuver Support Center of Excellence and three U.S. Army schools: the U.S. Army Engineer School; U.S. Army Chemical, Biological, Radiological, and Nuclear School; and the U.S. Army Military Police School. In addition to training engineer, CBRN and military police specialties for the Army, Fort Leonard Wood also provides gender-integrated in-processing and Basic Combat Training for new Soldiers.

Fort Leonard Wood also hosts and trains with the largest Marine Corps and Air Force detachments on any Army installation as well as a large Navy construction detachment.

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