In 1956, the U.S. Army Chorus was established as the vocal counterpart of The U.S. Army Band Pershing’s Own and is one of the nation’s only professional, all-male choruses. From its inception, the U.S. Army Chorus has established and maintained a reputation of excellence in the performance of male choral literature. Beyond the traditional military music and patriotic standards, the repertoire of the U.S. Army Chorus covers a broad spectrum that includes pop, Broadway, folk and classical music. The U.S. Army Chorus performs often at the White House and in support of functions hosted by the departments of State and Defense. The chorus is a standard feature at events for each presidential inauguration, and has been featured in official ceremonies and special events at the U.S. Capitol. The men of the U.S. Army Chorus, most of whom hold advanced degrees in music, are selected from among the nation’s finest musicians. In 2006, the group celebrated its 50th anniversary with concerts that included a reunion of past members, many of whom have gone on to successful careers in music education, and as soloists on Broadway and opera stages around the world.