ROTC Helps Welcome U.S. Army Field Band

Students from the Arkansas Tech University U.S. Army ROTC program received an opportunity to contribute to a performance by the U.S. Army Field Band on Sunday, April 2.

The ATU U.S. Army ROTC cadets provided the color guard for the concert, which took place at The Center for the Arts on the campus of Russellville High School.

The U.S. Army Field Band traces its roots back to theĀ First Combat Infantry Band, which was formed during World War II. The group has been known by its current name since 1950.

According to the U.S. Army Field Band website, the mission of the organization is to “serve and inspire the American people by telling the Army story and honoring our soldiers and veterans at home and abroad as the musical ambassadors of the Army.”

Arkansas Tech students participating in the color guard included (photographed, from left) junior Gideon Singleton of Little Rock, freshman Logan Via of Dardanelle and sophomore Aiden Brummett of Berryville.

It was the culmination of a busy weekend for the ATU U.S. Army ROTC program. On Friday morning, cadets traveled by helicopter from the Tech campus in Russellville to Camp Robinson in North Little Rock. They participated in a field training exercise before returning to Russellville on Sunday.

Learn more about the U.S. Army ROTC program at ATU.