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Far and Away

June 18, 2016 @ 7:30 pm

The West Point Band is proud to announce its annual “Music Under the Stars” 2016 summer concert series at the majestic Trophy Point Amphitheater at The United States Military Academy in West Point, NY. Comprised of some of the finest musicians in the world, The West Point Band is the Army’s oldest musical organization and has been providing support and music to West Point and the nation since 1817. Guests of the Trophy Point “Music Under the Stars” concerts are welcome to bring picnics, visit the noble United States Military Academy grounds, and enjoy beautiful Hudson River views while The West Point Band performs a wide variety of world-class music. These concerts are free and open to the public.

On Saturday, June 18th, at the Trophy Point Amphitheater, we will continue our Music Under the Stars concert series with a performance titled “Far and Away”. This exciting concert will include musical selections from Europe, Africa, Asia, and the Americas. In the event of inclement weather, the concert will take place at Eisenhower Hall Theatre. This concert is free and open to everyone.

Join us on a musical journey across the globe! Featuring a
wide array of music ranging from African drumming to German polkas, this diverse program contains something to please every taste. Let your imagination transport you to a Spanish bullfight as you listen to George Gates’s “Sol Y Sombra”, or to the desert sands of the Middle East as the band plays music from the classic film “Lawrence of Arabia”. Following a selection of lively Brazilian tunes, the band will perform George Gershwin’s “An American in Paris”. Take in the sounds of the French capital city as you enjoy a picnic on the banks of the beautiful Hudson River.

This concert will also pay tribute to the participants of the 2016 Warrior Games and all United States military personnel who serve across the world, far away from their homes and loved ones. To celebrate the achievements and sacrifices of these brave men and women, the performance will culminate in a
selection of patriotic works, including a new composition by the West Point Band’s own SSG Noah Taylor.

Established in 1817, the West Point Band is the Army’s oldest musical organization and continues to provide world-class music to educate, train, and inspire the Corps of Cadets and to serve as ambassadors of the United States Military Academy and the Army to local, national, and international
communities.

For concert information, cancellations, and updates, call 845.938.2617 or visit http://www.westpointband.com <http://www.westpointband.com> . West Point Band news can also be found by following us on Facebook, YouTube, and
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Details

Date:
June 18, 2016
Time:
7:30 pm

Organizer

West Point Band

Venue

Trophy Point Amphitheater
West Point, NY 10996 United States