The Richmond Symphony Presents a Free Concert at Pocahontas State Park With the 392nd Army Band and Battery, 5/11
Enjoy a FREE outdoor concert Sunday, May 11th - 7:00pm at the beautiful Pocahontas State Park in Chesterfield, VA. Bring a blanket, share a picnic dinner, and enjoy the sights and sounds of the Richmond Symphony, conducted by Steven Smith, and the 392nd Army Band, with Commander/Bandmaster CW5 Charles H. Vollherbst, alongside family and friends!
Arrive early for a pre-concert performance by the 392nd Army Band starting at 6:00pm!
The concert's military/patriotic theme will honor veterans and serving personnel in all branches of the armed forces, specially commemorating the anniversaries of WWI and the D-Day Landings.
This concert is FREE to the public and does not require a ticket! A $5 parking fee applies, but will be waived for active and retired military personnel.
In the event of rain, this concert will be held at Clover Hill High School, 13301 Kelly Green Lane Midlothian, VA 23112.
About the Richmond Symphony
Founded in 1957, the Richmond Symphony is the largest performing arts organization in Central Virginia. The organization includes an orchestra of more than 70 professional musicians, the 150-voice Richmond Symphony Chorus and more than 200 students in the Richmond Symphony Youth Orchestra programs. Each season, more than 250,000 members of the community enjoy concerts, radio broadcasts, and educational outreach programs. The Richmond Symphony is partially funded by the Virginia Commission for the Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts.
About the 392nd Army Band
The 392d Army Band of Fort Lee carries on a proud musical heritage dating back to the volunteer musicians of 1773 and Ethan Allen's "Green Mountain Boys" fife and drum corps of 1775.
The history of bands on Fort Lee began with the formation of the first Quartermaster School Band in July 1942. The band was redesignated as the 392d Army Service Forces Band on March 15, 1944 and was assigned to Camp Lee, Virginia on May 3, 1946. Chief Warrant Officer Henry H. Gruver was the Commander and Master Sergeant Robert J. Longley was the Enlisted Bandleader. The band only had six of its original soldiers from Edgewood when it reported to Camp Lee, but eventually achieved its full strength of 28 players which broadened its scope and function.
The 392d had a weekly radio spot for the Troop Info Program on WSSV, Petersburg. Within the unit they had compiled an 18-piece dance band, a nine-piece combo, a seven-piece combo and a five-piece combo to cover entertainment at the different clubs and dances on post and throughout the local communities.