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Lenoir-Rhyne to Welcome United States Navy Concert Band

Thu Jan 9 2014

HICKORY, N.C. — Lenoir-Rhyne University is pleased to invite students, faculty, and members of the community to attend a free concert with the US Navy Concert Band. The ensemble will be performing in P.E. Monroe Auditorium on Friday, February 28 at 7 p.m.  Free tickets are required for general admission seating.

Participating in high-profile events for over 85 years, the US Navy Concert Band, the Navy’s premier wind ensemble, 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 hosts an extensive local concert season, and has been featured internationally at festivals in Oslo, Stockholm, and Quebec City. In 1996, the band was honored to participate in the 300th Anniversary of the Russian Fleet in St. Petersburg and in The Baltic International Festival of the Fleets in Kaliningrad, Russia.

Recognized as one of the finest wind ensembles in the world, the Concert Band is in constant demand by the nation’s foremost musical education organizations, such as the American Bandmasters Association and The Midwest Clinic.

The concert is free and open to the public. To ensure a spot at the concert, free tickets are available via voucher request by using a web form. The form will become available on Sunday, January 26 at mus.lr.edu/concert. Doors to the performance open at 6:15 p.m., and unfilled seats will be released to those without tickets at 6:45 p.m.

For additional information call the LR music program at 828-328-7147. Additional information on the Navy Band can be found online at www.navyband.navy.mil/concert_band.shtml.

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