THE UNITED STATES NAVY BAND is the premier musical organization of the U.S. Navy. Comprised of six primary performing groups including the Concert Band, ‘The World’s Finest’ is capable of playing any style of music in any setting. Since its inception in 1925, the Navy Band has been entertaining audiences and supporting the Navy with some of the best musicians in the country. The 174 enlisted musicians, recruited from the finest music schools and professional musical organizations, perform more than 270 public concerts and 1,300 ceremonies each year. From national concert tours to presidential inaugurals to memorial services at Arlington National Cemetery, the Navy Band proudly represents the men and women of the largest, most versatile, most capable naval force on the planet today: America’s Navy.
The program to be performed by the U.S. Navy Concert Band on Saturday, Jan. 27, at 7:30 p.m. at the Rachel M. Schlesinger Concert Hall will include music by John Adams, Igor Stravinsky and Paul Hindemith. The band will be under the baton of its commanding officer Capt. Ken Collins, along with that of guest conductor Mitchell Arnold of West Virginia University. “