U.S. Army Celebrates World Music Day

World Music Day celebrates music in all forms along with those that make it, and that includes individuals in the U.S. Army.

The Army is the largest employer of musicians and includes over 80 different bands playing every genre from jazz and classical, to country and hip-hop.

This is the 100th year of the U.S. Army Band, known as Pershing’s Own, marking 10 decades of offering world-class training in instrumental technique, stage performance and music theory.

One member of this well-respected group is Sergeant First Class Christopher Rettig, a singer and tuba player.

He has been playing music since he was 14, and previously made stops performing for his fellow soldiers in Iraq, Kuwait and Afghanistan.

To learn more about SFC Rettig and the U.S. Army Band, be sure to watch The Chat Thursday, June 9th at 8:35am.

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