The U.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 United States Arm Band “Pershing’s Own” in Washington, DC, the ensemble has performed for 13 presidential inaugurals, the 50th Anniversary of the United Nations, and State Arrivals for heads of state at The White House. In addition to official military 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, the 1996 Centennial Olympic Games, and the 2016 Invictus Games. The ensemble has performed for nationally and internationally televised events such as Super Bowl XXXIX, the NCAA Final Four, “A Capitol Fourth”, and the National Memorial Day Concert. In 2018, the Herald Trumpets were invited to perform as special guests with John Williams and the L.A. Philharmonic at the Hollywood Bowl.