Lisle, Illinois ~ The U.S. Army Herald Trumpets, the official fanfare ensemble for the president of the United States, will give a live performance from 11:00-11:30 a.m. on Friday, May 30 in the stadium of the Village of Lisle-Benedictine University Sports Complex.
The U.S. Army Herald Trumpets were invited to play at Benedictine in conjunction with The Cavaliers Drum & Bugle Corps, which is holding a series of rehearsals in preparation for their 2014 production, “Immortal.”
The event is both a free and rare opportunity for the public to see this prestigious professional ensemble perform live in the Chicago area.
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. It has since performed in countless military ceremonies and events of national and international significance, including 13 presidential inaugurals, the G8 Economic Summits in 1984, 1990 and 2004, the 50th Anniversary of the United Nations and the arrival of Pope Benedict XVI at the White House in April 2008.
In addition, the Herald Trumpets has performed in the opening ceremonies of the Olympic Games, the Super Bowl and featured with orchestras from around the world.
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.