U.S. Navy Band’s 2014 National Tour Coming to Texarkana
America's Navy is coming home to Texarkana, Texas, one of 22 cities in six states selected to host a performance by the United States Navy Concert Band during its 2014 national tour, one of the Navy's signature outreach programs.
The United States Navy Concert Band's performance is scheduled for Feb. 20, 7 p.m. at the Sullivan Performing Arts Center, 4001 Summerhill Rd. The United States Navy Concert Band, recognized as one of the finest wind ensembles in the world, presents a wide array of marches, patriotic selections, orchestral transcriptions and a 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.
The concerts are family-friendly events, meant to be entertaining to veterans, families, individuals and those interested in joining the Navy.
Capt. Brian O. Walden, the Navy Band's commanding officer said, "Today, Navy bands are still performing around the world, acting as agents of public diplomacy for the American government, improving relations with our allies and winning the hearts and minds with the universal language of music."
The Navy Band's 2014 tour includes 22 performances in Alabama, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, Tennessee, Texas and Virginia. The band will travel more than 5,300 miles, traveling by bus and truck an average of more than four hours each day.
All Navy Band performances are free and open to the public. For ticket information about this concert please check the band's website.
(Source: MCSN Amanda L. Owens/Media Production Support)