Skip to main content


December, 20, 2018
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM


Meeting Room W179


The United States Army Herald Trumpets

The United States Army Herald Trumpets

Ruffles and Flourishes – Fanfares for Presidents and World Events

Clinic Synopsis:

The U.S. Army Herald Trumpets’ demonstration is a live performance covering the group’s history from its inception in 1959 to the present day. This multi-media presentation incorporates narration, video footage of ceremonies at The White House and nationally televised events as well as a wide variety of repertoire from this iconic ensemble.

The United States Army Herald Trumpets - Biographical Information

The U.S. Army Herald Trumpets is the official fanfare ensemble for the President of the United States. Founded in 1959 and patterned after traditional British “fanfare” trumpet ensembles, The U.S. Army Herald Trumpets was formed to add splendor to official military ceremonies. A performing element of The United States Army Band “Pershing’s Own” in Washington, DC, this ensemble has performed for countless events of national and international significance, including every Presidential inauguration since John F. Kennedy.   In addition to official military duties, the Herald Trumpets have performed in the opening ceremonies for the 1980 and 2002 Winter Olympic Games, the 1984 Summer Olympic Games and the 1996 Centennial Olympic Games. This ensemble has also performed for nationally and internationally televised events such as Super Bowl XXXIX,  the 2015 NCAA Final Four, The Kennedy Center Honors, the relighting of the Statue of Liberty, and the annual holiday celebrations “A Capitol Fourth,” “Christmas in Washington,” and “The National Memorial Day Concert.”  Most recently, the Herald Trumpets were invited to perform as special guests with John Williams and the L.A. Philharmonic at the Hollywood Bowl.