National Memorial Day Concert

2017 Memorial Day Concert Performers

Joe Mantegna

Joe was awarded the Tony and Joseph Jefferson Award for his acclaimed performance as Richard Roma in David Mamet's Pulitzer Prize-winning play Glengarry Glen Ross. Some of Joe’s film and television highlights are House of Games, Searching for Bobby Fisher, Godfather III, his Emmy and Golden Globe nominated role of... READ MORE

Gary Sinise

Actor/humanitarian Gary Sinise has been working in support of veterans for over thirty years. His commitment started in the early 1980s when he began supporting local Vietnam veterans groups in the Chicago area and created the Vets Night program at the Steppenwolf Theatre, which he co-founded. This... READ MORE

General Colin L. Powell, USA (Ret.)

For over fifty years, General Colin L. Powell, USA (Ret.) has devoted his life to public service. Having held senior military and diplomatic positions across four presidential administrations, Powell’s deep commitment to democratic values and freedom has been felt throughout the world. From 1987-1989 Powell served as... READ MORE

Jack Everly

Jack Everly is the Principal Pops Conductor of the Indianapolis and Baltimore Symphony Orchestras, Naples Philharmonic Orchestra and the National Arts Centre Orchestra (Ottawa). He has conducted the Los Angeles Philharmonic at the Hollywood Bowl, The New York Pops at Carnegie Hall and appears regularly with... READ MORE

National Symphony Orchestra

The National Symphony Orchestra of the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, led by Music Director Christoph Eschenbach, is recognized not only nationally but internationally as well, and is considered one of the world's finest ensembles. The Orchestra, in its 85th season (2015-16), maintains a busy concert... READ MORE

Military District of Washington

The Military District of Washington works with Capital Concerts in coordinating the Department of Defense participation of the Premier Service Bands and Service Honor Guards. READ MORE

U.S. Army Herald Trumpets

The United States Army Herald Trumpets is the official fanfare ensemble for the President of the United States. Founded in 1959 and patterned after traditional British “fanfare” trumpet ensembles, The U.S. Army Herald Trumpets were formed to add splendor to official military ceremonies. A performing element of... READ MORE

U.S. Army Chorus

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 men's choruses. From its inception, the U.S. Army Chorus has established and maintained a reputation of excellence in the performance of male choral literature... READ MORE

U.S. Navy Band Sea Chanters

The Navy Band Sea Chanters is the U.S. Navy’s official chorus. The ensemble performs a variety of music ranging from traditional choral music, including sea chanteys and patriotic fare, to opera, Broadway, and contemporary music.The Sea Chanters chorus is frequently found at the center of our most important national events... READ MORE

U.S. Air Force Singing Sergeants

The Singing Sergeants, the official chorus of the U.S. Air Force, is one of the world’s most versatile and traveled choral organizations. Originally formed in 1945 from within the ranks of the U.S. Air Force Band, the chorus is now composed entirely of professional vocalists from leading colleges, universities, and music... READ MORE

The Soldiers' Chorus

The Soldiers' Chorus is the vocal complement of the U.S. Army Field Band of Washington, DC. The 29-member mixed choral ensemble travels throughout the nation and abroad, performing as a separate component and in joint concerts with the Concert Band of the “Musical Ambassadors of the Army.” The... READ MORE

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