Since its formation in March 1946, the Field Band has appeared in all fifty states and in more than thirty countries on four continents. Every year they travel thousands of miles to bring music to different hometowns, returning this year to Stroudsburg. The Soldiers' Chorus is the vocal complement of The United States Army Field Band of Washington, DC. The 29-member mixed choral ensemble travels throughout the nation and abroad, performing as a separate component and in joint concerts with the Concert Band of the Musical Ambassadors of the Army. The chorus is currently conducted by Captain Leonel A. Peña and has performed in all 50 states, Canada, Mexico, India, the Far East, and throughout Europe. The musical backgrounds of Soldiers' Chorus personnel range from opera and musical theatre to music education and vocal coaching; this diversity provides unique programming flexibility. In addition to presenting selections from the vast choral repertoire, Soldiers' Chorus performances often include the music of Broadway, opera, barbershop quartet, and Americana. This versatility has earned the Soldiers’ Chorus an international reputation for presenting musical excellence and inspiring patriotism.