WASHINGTON, D.C. -- This week's Opening Act is The U.S. Army Band presented Overture 1812 during a concert they performed at Summerall Field in Virginia.
The U.S. Army Band, also known as "Pershing's Own", does an annual free performance of Overture 1812 by Tchaikovsky that also features performances by the U.S. Army Chorus, Army Voices, Herald Trumpets and will feature the 3d U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard) Presidential Salute Gun Battery.
The concert concludes with a bang – literally! The 3d U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard) Presidential Salute Gun Battery lends its special talent to the performance with four 5,775-pound World War II era anti-tank guns. The guns will fire 75mm blank shells with one-and-a-half pounds of gunpowder. A total of 33 shots will be fired, including the final volley from all four cannons.
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