Track listing


The United States Army Field Band and Soldiers' Chorus

Col. Jim R. Keene conductor


Laura Karpman

1 Brass Ceiling: The Journey of General Ann Dunwoody    6:18


Max Steiner

2 Overture to “Sergeant York”    6:03

Master Sgt. Adrian Hernandez arranger


Michael Giacchino

3 Medal of Honor Suite    7:43

Tim Simonec arranger



4 Over There    2:35

Master Sgt. Adrian Hernandez arranger

Sgt. 1st Class Daniel Erbe & Sgt. 1st Class Elizabeth Garcia soloists


Joshua Moshier

5 A Portrait of Honor    5:08


Joseph DeBeasi

6 American Sniper Suite    6:42


John Williams

7 The March from “1941”   4:11

Paul Lavender arranger


Jeff Beal

8 The Long Road Home: Suite from the Mini-Series    8:41


Jerry Goldsmith, Elmer Bernstein

9 The Great WWII Medley    4:17

Tim Simonec arranger


Words and Music by Irving Berlin

10 God Bless America   4:02

Glenn Osser arranged for the Boston Pops

Paul Lavender transcribed for band


Francis Scott Key

11 The Star-Spangled Banner   1:57

Master Sgt. Adrian Hernandez arranger


Mark Isham

12 Army Strong    2:40

Brad Dechter arranger


John Williams

13 The Jedi Steps and Finale    9:04

(From “Star Wars: The Force Awakens”)

Paul Lavender arranger





Recorded October 29 – November 2, 2018 at Skywalker Sound, a Lucasfilm Ltd. company, Marin County, California


The microphones used included Neumann, Sennheiser, AEA, Royer and AKG using Neve, Grace and Millennia Media preamps.


The recording was monitored and mixed in Immersive Dolby Atmos® (5.1.4), SURROUND SOUND (5.1), and Stereo over 19 days (October 21-29, 2019; February 3-9, 2020; and February 20, 21 & 24 (Stereo)) using Bowers and Wilkins 802 Nautilus speakers for L, C, R, LS and RS powered by Chord amplifiers, and a B&W active AWS 4000 for the LFE. Heights were Neumann KH 310 active speakers.


Recorded and mixed to Pro Tools at 24/96.


Music Conductor & Director Col. Jim R. Keene

Recording Producer Dan Merceruio

Recording Engineer Leslie Ann Jones

Assistant Engineer Dann Thompson, Judy Kirschner, Robert Gatley

Floor Assistants Sean Martin, Jason Butler

Editing Engineer Dan Merceruio

Mixing Engineer Leslie Ann Jones

Mastering Engineer Michael Romanowski (Coast Mastering)

Piano Technician Larry Lobel

Executive Producer Lt. Col. Domingos Robinson

Project Manager Master Sgt. Adrian Hernandez

Liner Notes Sgt. 1st Class Phillip Johnson





Sgt. 1st Class Pamela Daniels (all tracks)

Staff Sgt. Troy Polantonio (all tracks)

Ms. Nichole Frankel (all tracks)



Staff Sgt. Jennifer Zhou (all tracks)


Oboe/English Horn

Sgt. 1st Class Erika Grimm (1-2, 4, 6-8, 10-13)

Sgt. 1st Class Sarah Schram-Borg  (1-3, 5-6, 8-13)

Staff Sgt. Amy Houck (2-4, 6-7, 9-13)


E-flat Clarinet

Sgt. 1st Class Brian Eldridge (all tracks)



Sgt. Maj. Reis McCullough (all tracks)

Master Sgt. Jennifer Everhart (all tracks)

Master Sgt. Michael Sears (all tracks)

Sgt. 1st Class Lauren Angert (all tracks)

Sgt. 1st Class John Blair (all tracks)

Sgt. 1st Class Charlie Brochovich (all tracks)

Sgt. 1st Class Marlena Dillenbeck (all tracks)

Staff Sgt. Mikey Arbulu (all tracks)

Staff Sgt. Dane Clark (all tracks)

Staff Sgt. Erik Franklin (all tracks)


Bass Clarinet

Master Sgt. Chad Martin (all tracks)

Sgt. 1st Class Kevin Walko (all tracks)



1st Sgt. Tracie Whitelaw (1, 3, 10-13)

Sgt. 1st Class Thaddeus M. Crutcher, Jr.  (all tracks)

Sgt. 1st Class Sergio Acosta (all tracks)



Master Sgt. Brian Sacawa (all tracks)

Master Sgt. Christopher Blossom (all tracks)

Sgt. 1st Class Daniel Goff (all tracks)

Sgt. 1st Class David Parks (all tracks)



Master Sgt. Ward Yager (2-5, 7-13)

Master Sgt. Jesse Tubb (all tracks)

Sgt. 1st Class Phillip Johnson (all tracks)

Staff Sgt. Ryan Brewer (all tracks)

Staff Sgt. Tiffany Hoffer (all tracks)

Sgt. Maj. (ret.) Gil Hoffer (all tracks)


French Horn

Sgt. Maj. Robert Cherry (all tracks)

Sgt. 1st Class Selena Maytum (all tracks)

Sgt. 1st Class  J.G. Miller (all tracks)

Staff Sgt. Kaci Cummings (all tracks)

Staff Sgt. Jennifer Kempe (all tracks)

Staff Sgt. Lori Roy (all tracks)



Master Sgt. Aaron Kadrmas (all tracks)

Sgt. 1st Class Carmen Russo (all tracks)

Sgt. 1st Class Todd Sturniolo (all tracks)


Bass Trombone

Master Sgt. Wesley Ballenger III (all tracks)



Master Sgt. Christoper Sarangoulis (all tracks)

Master Sgt. Lauren Curran (all tracks)



Master Sgt. Matthew Nelson (1-9, 11-13)

Sgt. 1st Class Scott Devereaux (all tracks)

Staff Sgt. Chase Garner (1, 3, 5-13)


Double Bass

Sgt. 1st Class Joel Ciaccio (all tracks)



Staff Sgt. Grace Bauson (1-3, 5-6, 8-13)



Staff Sgt. Darren Lael  (1-2, 4-6, 8-13)



Sgt. 1st Class Robert Marino (all tracks)



Sgt. Maj. William Elliott (1-9, 11-13)

Master Sgt. Brian Spurgeon (1-9, 11-13)

Staff Sgt. Andrew Emerich (1-9, 11-13)

Staff Sgt. Derek Stults (1-9, 11-13)

Sgt. Maj. (ret.) Tom Enokian (1, 3-13)

Sgt. Maj. Scott Vincent (3, 6-8, 12-13)





Master Sgt. Rose Ryon (4, 6, 10-12)

Sgt. 1st Class Charis Strange (4, 6, 10-12)

Sgt. 1st Class Teresa Alzadon (4, 6, 10-12)

Sgt. 1st Class Rachel Rose Farber (4, 6, 10-12)

Sgt. 1st Class Michaela Shelton (4, 6, 10-12)



Sgt. Maj. Erica Russo (4, 6, 10-12)

Master Sgt. Teresa Harris (4, 6, 10-12)

Sgt. 1st Class  Elizabeth Garcia (4, 6, 10-12)

Staff Sgt. Heidi Ackerman (4, 6, 10-12)

Staff Sgt. Leslie Ostransky (4, 6, 10-12)



Sgt. Maj. Robert McIver, Jr. (4, 6, 10-12)

Master Sgt. Mario A. Garcia, Jr. (4, 6, 10-12)

Sgt. 1st Class Daniel Erbe (4, 6, 10-12)

Sgt. 1st Class Benjamin Hilgert (4, 6, 10-12)

Staff Sgt. Timothy Coombs (4, 6, 10-12)



Master Sgt. Mark Huseth (4, 6, 10-12)

Sgt. 1st Class Samuel Chung (4, 6, 10-12)

Staff Sgt. Kennan McCarter (4, 6, 10-12)

Staff Sgt. Ian Bowling (4, 6, 10-12)

Staff Sgt. William Tvrdik (4, 6, 10-12)



Label Executive Producer Bob Lord


Executive A&R Sam Renshaw

A&R Director Brandon MacNeil


VP, Audio Production Jeff LeRoy

Audio Director Lucas Paquette


VP, Design & Marketing Brett Picknell

Art Director Ryan Harrison

Design Edward A. Fleming

Publicity Patrick Niland, Sara Warner








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