God Bless America by Irving Berlin is one of the few songs that makes you feel as patriotic as it does. So many great artists have played the majesty music over the years. “The United States Army Field Band” gave one of the best shows.
A small group of people from the field band are in “The Jazz Ambassadors.” Sgt. Maj. Jim Roberts put together the music for the song. Staff Sgts. Kyra Dorn and Sarah Polinksi, both great singers in the Army, are featured in the song.
Each member of the band plays his or her own part. Each part has been recorded, and then they have all been put together to make one final performance. In this montage of musicians, you can hear trombones, trumpets, piano, bass, and more.
“God bless America, land that I love!” is sung by the soloists with power and harmony. The way their voices blended and sounded fit the song’s strong message. The verses are calm, but the chorus is loud and makes you feel things!
Irving Berlin wrote “God Bless America” during the First World War. In 1918, while serving in the U.S. Army in New York, Berlin wrote the song. It was the song that made Kate Smith famous, and she sang the most famous version of it over the years.
Irving Berlin wrote about 1,500 songs. He wrote songs for 20 Broadway shows and 15 movies. Irving found a song that moved the whole country when he wrote “God Bless America.” Before World War II, he brought it back into fashion.
The best big band in the Army is called “The Jazz Ambassadors.” The 19-person group has been together since 1969. They play jazz, which was America’s first art form. “America’s Big Band” is another name for them. A great group of dedicated soldiers and musicians show how proud and good America is.