U.S. Army Field Band rocks Tappan Square

Photos by Valerie Urbanik | Oberlin News-Tribune

Community members rocked out in the park Friday as the Volunteers of the U.S. Army Field Band took center stage on Tappan Square.

The eight-member group played songs by Billy Joel, Del Shannon, Edgar Winter Group, and Lee Greenwood on the trumpet, keyboard, drums, and guitars, and were joined by two vocalists. Roughly 150 people filled the square to dance, cheer, and sing along to songs such as “Free Ride” and “Runaway.” They rose to their feet to sing “I’m Proud to be an American” as a tribute to the eight troops.

The Volunteers thanked the audience for attending the concert and supporting the U.S. Army year after year.

The U.S. Army Field Band has been playing for more than six decades in all 50 states, Puerto Rico, Canada, Mexico, Kuwait, and Iraq. The event kicked off a seven-week summer concert series. The next group will be Motor City Gold at 7 p.m. this Friday on the square.

The Oberlin News-Tribune is proud to have sponsored the concert this year.