Monday, December 7, 2015

Navy Band brings Christmas cheer

Navy Band stops in KingsvilleNavy Band stops in Kingsville; image from article

The Navy Band is coming home to Kingsville, Texas, one of nine cities across the Southeast to host performances by Navy Band Southeast chamber ensembles during the month of December. ...
One of the Navy Band’s primary responsibilities is conducting public outreach through music. The band’s performing units conduct regional tours, participate in Navy Week events, and perform for schools, and the public to reach out to audiences in areas of the country that do not have opportunities to interact with the Navy on a regular basis. The concerts are family-friendly events, meant to be entertaining to veterans, families, individuals and those interested in joining the Navy.
"America's Navy has only recently adopted the motto, 'Being There Matters,' but it's been a part of what we do for many years - through music - and therefore Navy bands are integral to our national security," said Capt. Brian O. Walden, the Navy Band’s previous commanding officer. "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."

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