"The Band of the Nation’s Capital" is coming to Solomon’s Island MD, on Friday July 2nd, 2010 at 6:30pm. For this FREE CONCERT, Warrant Officer Sheila M. Klotz, assembled a program which will inspire patriotism as well as educate and entertain audience members of all ages. Patriotic fare, entertaining show tunes, vocal selections and more are sure to inspire some serious toe-tapping. There will be featured instrumental soloists in addition to Sergeant Vicki Golding, the band’s featured vocalist. A special invitation is extended to area veterans and those currently serving in our Armed Forces. The band always pays a special tribute to the dedication and sacrifice of our men and women in uniform.
The 257th Army Band
"The Band of the Nation’s Capital" operates under the command of Chief Warrant Officer Sheila M. Klotz. The commander studied percussion at West Virginia University, previously served as a percussionist in The United States Air Force Band, Washington DC and is an active freelance musician and adjudicator. The band boasts a proud lineage going back to an organizational lineage that includes the legendary Corcoran Cadets, the DC militia that inspired John Philip Sousa to compose his march of the same name. Noteworthy performances include musical support for the Inauguration of President Obama, burial of the Unknown Soldier in 1921, state funerals of Presidents Harding and Kennedy, overseas deployments to Greece and Panama, consecutive appearances at the Great American Brass Band Festival and concert tours throughout New England, Texas and the Mid-Atlantic. Although centrally located among the finest military bands in the world, the 257th Army Band remains the only organization officially recognized as "The Band of the Nation’s Capital".