U.S. Army Herald Trumpets perform at Benedictine University

May 30, 2014

UThe U.S. Army Herald Trumpets, the official fanfare ensemble for the president of the United States, played before a crowd of more than 200 spectators who gathered for a live performance on Friday, May 30 in the Village of Lisle-Benedictine University Sports Complex.

The U.S. Army Herald Trumpets were invited to play at Benedictine for The Cavaliers Drum & Bugle Corps, which held a series of rehearsals on campus this month in preparation for their 2014 production, “Immortal.” Benedictine annually hosts The Cavaliers Drum & Bugle Corps at the conclusion of the University’s spring academic term.

The ensemble performed several numbers played at events of national and international significance, including presidential inaugurals, White House visits by various heads of state and other ceremonies including the Olympic Games.

The U.S. Army Herald Trumpets was founded in 1959 as a performance group of the United States Army Band “Pershing’s Own” in Washington, D.C.

For more information on the U.S. Army Herald Trumpets, visit usarmyband.com.


Benedictine University is an independent Roman Catholic institution located in Lisle, Illinois just 25 miles west of Chicago, and has branch campuses in Springfield, Illinois and Mesa, Arizona. Founded in 1887, Benedictine provides 55 undergraduate majors and 17 graduate and four doctoral programs. Benedictine University is ranked No. 1 among the country’s fastest-growing campuses between 2001-2011 in The Chronicle of Higher Education’s list of private nonprofit research institutions, and Forbes magazine named Benedictine among “America’s Top Colleges” for the third consecutive year in 2013. Benedictine University’s Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.) program is listed by Crain’s Chicago Business as the fifth largest in the Chicago area in 2013.

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