America’s Navy Band is coming to Waco, Texas, one of twenty-five cities in ten states to host a performance by the band during its 2019 tour. The U.S. Navy Concert Band performance is scheduled for Sunday, March 3, beginning at 3:00 p.m. in Jones Concert Hall, located within the Glennis McCrary Music Building. This nationwide tour, covering nearly 5,500 miles, is one of the signature outreach programs of the United States Navy. The tour will be led by the band’s commanding officer, Captain Kenneth Collins.
“For many years, Navy bands have been where it matters, when it matters, just like the rest of our Navy,” said Captain Collins. “Today, we have sailors performing around the world, improving relations with our allies abroad as well as telling the Navy story here at home.”
The Navy Concert Band, the premier wind ensemble of the U.S. Navy, presents a wide array of marches, patriotic selections, orchestral transcriptions, and modern wind ensemble repertoire. The concerts are family-friendly events, meant to be entertaining to veterans, families, individuals, and those interested in joining the Navy.
As the original ensemble of the Navy Band, the Concert Band has been performing public concerts and participating in high-profile events since 1925. It is based at the Washington Navy Yard in Washington, D.C. The Concert Band is the flagship musical organization of the Navy, one of eleven Navy bands located around the world. All of the U.S. Navy Band’s primary performing units embark each year on concert tours, allowing the band to reach out to audiences in areas of the country that do not have opportunities to see the Navy’s premier musical ensembles on a regular basis.
All Navy Band performances are free and open to the public, but tickets are required. To obtain them, go to the lobby of Baylor’s Glennis McCrary Music Building during regular business hours. The telephone number to call for further information is 254-710-3571.