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United States Navy Band to perform on Georgia Southern’s Armstrong Campus on Feb. 28

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Photo courtesy of U.S. Navy. Musicians from the U.S. Navy Band perform at Constitution Hall during their annual holiday concert performance in Washington, D.C.

The United States Navy Band, the 2019 recipient of the National Medal of Arts, will perform on Georgia Southern University’s Armstrong Campus on Feb. 28 at 7:30 p.m. in the Fine Arts Auditorium. The event is free and open to the public.

Savannah is one of 20 cities in six states to host a performance during the Navy Band’s 2020 tour, which features the Concert Band, recognized as one of the finest wind ensembles in the world. This year the band is joined by the Navy’s official chorus, the Sea Chanters, and popular music group, the Cruisers. The ensembles expand to include music ranging from the traditional wind band collection to Broadway showstoppers, rhythm and blues, pop and patriotic favorites.

One of the U.S. Navy Band’s primary responsibilities involve touring the country where the band’s key performing units embark each year on concert tours throughout specified regions of the country. This allows the band to reach out to audiences in areas of the country that do not have opportunities to see the Navy’s musical ensembles on a regular basis. The concerts are family friendly events, providing entertainment for veterans, families, individuals and those interested in joining the Navy. 

“For many years, Navy bands have been where it matters, when it matters, just like the rest of our Navy,” said Capt. Kenneth Collins, U.S. Navy Band’s commanding officer. “Today, we have sailors performing around the world, improving relations with our allies abroad as well as telling the Navy’s story here at home.”

Reserve tickets by calling (912) 344-2801, or by contacting armstrongboxoffice@georgiasouthern.edu.

Georgia Southern University, a public Carnegie Doctoral/R2 institution founded in 1906, offers 141 degree programs serving more than 26,000 students through nine colleges on three campuses in Statesboro, Savannah, Hinesville and online instruction. A leader in higher education in southeast Georgia, the University provides a diverse student population with expert faculty, world-class scholarship and hands-on learning opportunities. Georgia Southern creates lifelong learners who serve as responsible scholars, leaders and stewards in their communities. Visit GeorgiaSouthern.edu.

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