National Memorial Day Concert

The U.S. Army Herald Trumpets

U.S. Army Herald TrumpetsU.S. Army Herald Trumpets

The U.S. Army Herald Trumpets are 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 pageantry to official military ceremonies. A performing element of the U.S. Army Band "Pershing's Own" in Washington, DC, the ensemble has performed for countless events of national and international significance. Notable events include 12 presidential inaugurals; the "G8" Economic Summits in 1984, 1990, and 2004; the 50th anniversary of the United Nations; and arrivals of heads of state at the White House. In addition to their official duties, the U.S. Army Herald Trumpets have performed in the opening ceremonies for the 1980 and 2002 Winter Olympic Games, the 1984 Summer Olympic Games, and the 1996 Centennial Olympic Games. The ensemble has also performed at nationally and internationally televised events such as Super Bowl XXXIX, ESPN Sports Nation Live, the Kennedy Center Honors, and the relighting of the Statue of Liberty. Their appearances in A Capitol Fourth, Christmas in Washington, and the National Memorial Day Concert are seen annually over national broadcasting networks and global military networks. The Herald Trumpets have been featured with orchestras from around the world, including the National Symphony Orchestra, the New York Philharmonic, the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra, the Istanbul State Symphony Orchestra, the Boston Pops, and the Cincinnati Pops, and with the Mormon Tabernacle Choir and Orchestra at Temple Square in Salt Lake City.