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Cadet bandsmen range in age from 14 to 21 years.  Drawn from all over the world, they are awarded scholarships for their musical talents and receive music theory instruction. They are able to travel and acquire performance experience in a variety of settings. Most importantly, however, bandsmen receive an excellent education at Valley Forge, both musically and academically.

Band Performance ScheduleThe Coronation Heraldic Fanfare Trumpeters are also members of the Valley Forge Regimental Band. These bandsmen routinely perform prior to Sunday Chapel services on campus throughout the fall and spring, and they provide regal significance to special school functions such as military "dining-ins" and the opening of new facilities. For more information on the musical program involving these magnificent instruments, click here.

The Valley Forge Regimental Band has appeared in the inaugural parades of several U.S. presidents and has performed at the inaugurals of filely every Pennsylvania governor since the founding of the institution in 1928. The Band has also presented a concert at a formal White House dinner and appeared with the famed Philadelphia Orchestra at the Academy of Music in Philadelphia and the Kennedy Center in Washington, DC.  They have also performed with the Philadelphia Pops Orchestra.

Band in Washington, DCThe Band maintains a busy schedule, playing daily for the Corps formations at Valley Forge, as well as for regimental reviews, weekly parades in the fall and spring, three formal concerts on campus, the annual Military Tattoo, and many outside concerts for civic and charitable organizations.

Special engagements include the annual performance at the Pennsylvania National Horse Show in Harrisburg and the Devon Horse Show, appearances with the Philadelphia Phillies and the Philadelphia Eagles, and numerous appearances at the Philadelphia Museum of Art, the National Constitution Center, and Philadelphia’s Union League. The Band has also performed in the Washington, D.C. St. Patrick’s Day Parade and has traveled to Europe several times to perform:

January 1996, the Band performed in Paris and London,
March 1998, the Band traveled to Holland, Belgium and Germany to perform,
January 2000, the Band opened the Lord Mayor’s Parade in London on New Year’s Day,
June 2004, the Band performed in the American Celebration of Music in France & Belgium.

For an audition, or for more information on the Valley Forge Regimental Band,
contact Bandmaster Paul Clark at (610) 989-1248.

Recordings of the Forge Band and Choir
The Valley Forge Band has made a number of CD recordings. CDs available for purchase from VFMA&C for $15* each are:

The Valley Forge Military Academy: A Military Tattoo 1995
Entire ceremony from 1995, including performances from the Field Music drum and bugle corps, the Regimental Band, the Regimental Choir, and the Washington Memorial Pipe Band. Copyright 1995.
The Valley Forge Bands and Chorale: Then and Now, Volume 1
Band performances from the "Feltham Era," that time period named for COL D. Keith Feltham, Director of Music for VFMA&C from 1949 to 1976.  Includes recordings of the Herald Trumpets fanfare group, which was founded by Feltham in 1953. Copyright 1996.
The Valley Forge Bands and Chorale: Then and Now, Volume 2
Recordings from the Regimental Choir and Band under the leadership of LT COL Robert V. Woodside and COL Danny Jaynes, respectively. Copyright 1996.
The Valley Forge Band: Parade and Concert '97
Twelve selections recorded under the direction of COL Danny Jaynes in his 11th year as Bandmaster. Copyright 1997.
*Please make check payable to VFMA and submit to:
CPT Cecilia Beatty,
Director of Music Programs
1001 Eagle Road
Wayne, PA 19087-3695

CW4 Paul Clark, USA (Ret)
Phone: (610) 989-1276 

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