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The U.S. Navy Concert Band to Perform at RU

Portrait of the Navy Concert Band

Courtesy of the U.S. Navy

On Wednesday, Feb. 5, Radford University welcomes the United States Navy Concert Band to Bondurant Auditorium in Preston Hall for a free public concert.

According to the Navy, “Since 1925, the Concert Band has presented concerts throughout the United States in addition to performances at White House and Pentagon ceremonies in Washington. Concerts offer patriotic, classical, martial and pops musical selections.”

It began as the original ensemble of the U.S. Navy Band. The Navy Band organization features five separate musical groups.

Currently the Concert Band is comprised of 56 musicians performing on Bassoon, clarinet, euphonium, flute, harp, horn, oboe, percussion, saxophone, string bass, trombone, trumpet, and tuba. Captain Brian O. Walden directs it.

“We are pleased to have the Navy Concert Band perform at Radford University. Their reputation for excellence and musical discipline is an inspiration for our students,” says Dr. Wayne Gallops, the Director of Bands in the Department of Music. The Department is excited to bring this caliber of ensemble to RU and the community.

Free tickets are available at RU’s Bonnie Hurlburt Student Center and also online. There is a limit of four per person. For online tickets visit http://tinyurl.com/oksmk2o. For those who utilize this latter option, they are asked to please print out and bring the paper tickets with them to the performance.

The concert starts at 7:30 p.m. Ticket holders are asked to arrive and take their seats by 7:15 p.m. Those without tickets will be seated at 7:20 p.m.

Free parking is available on campus. For the Bondurant Auditorium, lots A, L, and K are recommended. For a campus and parking map, please visit www.radford.edu/parking.

For more information about this event, please call (540) 831-5027.


Jan 24, 2014

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