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FORT LEE, Va. (March 14, 2013) -- A free April 1 concert in the Petersburg High School auditorium will feature The Volunteers, a six-member ensemble from the U.S. Army Field Band. The performance is open to the public.

Formed in 1981, The Volunteers are a special group of musicians who tell the Army’s story through rock, pop, country and patriotic music. Its members have performed for millions of listeners in all 50 states, Puerto Rico, Canada, Mexico, Kuwait and Iraq.

Members of the The Volunteers have a knack for tailoring their concerts to the audience, whether it’s a laid-back, small-setting venue like a veteran’s home or hospital to large-scale concert stages and arenas. Touring more than 100 days each year, the group brings a powerful message of patriotism and support to communities large and small. Its members are passionate about representing their fellow Soldiers through music. Samples of music by The Volunteers can be found on the Army Band’s website. Visit www.armyfieldband.com, click on the “Ensembles” menu option and select “Volunteers” from the submenu. Click on “The Listening Room” on the bottom right of the following page and then select “Downloads.”

You will not want to miss this rare opportunity to hear The Volunteers perform. Free tickets to guarantee seating are available at the Progress-Index building, 15 Franklin Street, Petersburg. Ticket holders should be seated by 7:15 p.m. Unclaimed seats will be released to non-ticket holders at 7:20 p.m. Petersburg High School is located at 3101 Johnson Road.

For further details, call (804) 732-3456.