Army band at the Clune Center

The United States Army Field Band and Soldiers’ Chorus will make its first visit to Wilton on Saturday, Nov. 5, 7 p.m., at the Clune Center at Wilton High School, 395 Danbury Road.

“We are beginning our 50th year of having military bands here,” said Jack Herr, who organizes the concerts for American Legion Post 78 in Ridgefield, the sponsor. “Over the years we have had Wilton people come to the concert and they always ask us ‘when are you coming to Wilton?’” he said. “We wanted to do an anniversary concert there, and this will be our first trip.”

The Army Field Band, he added, “as far as Ridgefield is concerned is one of the all-time favorites. They do a great job along with the Soldiers’ Chorus.” Members of the band and chorus hail from states around the country.

The concert, which lasts about an hour and a half, features a variety of selections beginning with a patriotic prologue and The Thunderer by John Philip Sousa. Other pieces include Flower Duet from Lakmé by Leo Delibes, Band of Brothers Suite by Michael kamen, Benny Goodman by Benny Goodman, Letters from War by Mark Schultz, and concluding with The Stars and Stripes Forever by Sousa.

Admission to the concert is free, but tickets are required. They are available at the Wilton Board of Education office, Connecticut Coffee and Grill, Webster Bank, Wilton Library, Wilton True Value Hardware, and Dunkin’ Donuts on Route 7 on the Wilton-Norwalk line, or call 203-731-9082.