Join the U.S. Army Field Band for a musical celebration of American independence in the city where it all began. Come early to enjoy music by DJ Cutmaster while scaling up the U.S. Army rock climbing wall and participating in interactive activities with the U.S. Army and other sponsors.
Valerie Knight from 106.1 The Breeze will host the celebration featuring special guest the Honorable Patrick J. Murphy, former acting Secretary of the U.S. Army and former U.S. Congressman, and an entertaining parachute drop performed by the U.S. Army Golden Knights.
The U.S. Army Field Band will be debuting “Let Freedom Ring,” which is a musical and visual celebration to honor Independence Day. Recall the historic fight for liberty as authentic fifes and drums march out Yankee Doodle. Feel the power of American music as the Concert Band performs one of the most iconic symphonic works of all time, the Finale from Aaron Copland’s “Symphony No. 3.” Join Army Field Band Soldiers as they honor the Greatest Generation and mark the 75th Anniversary of the D-Day landing at Normandy. Show us how Philly likes to party and sing along to music from The Greatest Showman, Aretha Franklin, and John Philip Sousa! The program comes to a dramatic conclusion as the Concert Band and Soldiers’ Chorus perform “Testament of Freedom,” based on the writings of Thomas Jefferson. “Let Freedom Ring” reminds Americans what the 4th of July is all about, and there’s no better way to celebrate freedom and have some fun!
The evening concludes with a breathtaking fireworks finale choreographed to a soundtrack featuring the Great American Orators. Fireworks are presented by Delaware River Waterfront Corporation, Comcast NBCUniversal and Pyrotecnico.