U.S. Navy Band to perform on the campus

The United States Navy Band will perform in a concert on Saturday, March 12 at 7 p.m. in Woolsey Hall, corner of Grove and Prospect streets.

The event is presented by the City of New Haven, one of 23 cities in 5 states to host a performance by the United States Navy Band during its 2016 tour, which is one of the Navy’s signature outreach programs.

The Navy Concert Band, the premier wind ensemble of the U.S. Navy, presents a wide array of marches, patriotic selections, orchestral transcriptions, and modern wind ensemble repertoire. As the original ensemble of the Navy Band, the Concert Band has been performing public concerts and participating in high-profile events for nearly 90 years.

One of the U.S. Navy Band’s primary responsibilities involves touring the country. All of the band’s primary performing units embark each year on concert tours throughout specified regions of the country, allowing the band to reach out to audiences in areas of the country that do not have opportunities to see the Navy’s premier musical ensembles on a regular basis. The concerts are family-friendly events, meant to be entertaining to veterans, families, individuals and those interested in joining the Navy.

The concert is free and open to the public, but tickets are required. Tickets may be obtained at the Shubert Theater box office, 247 College St., on weekdays 9:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. For further information, call 203-946-2896.

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