West Point. West Point Band concert to celebrate America’s Musical Heritage

| 23 Jan 2023 | 01:46

The West Point Band will present a concert titled “American Influences” on Saturday, Jan. 28, at 2 p.m. at Eisenhower Hall Theatre. The performance is free and open to the public. No tickets are required.

The concert celebrates America’s musical heritage, featuring not only the composers who defined our national sound, but also those who drew influence from it, those whose voices were silenced in its creation, and those who continue to expand its meaning today.

Featured composers include Aaron Copland, William Grant Still, George Gershwin, Charles Ives, Florence Price, James Reese Europe, and Caroline Shaw.

The concert will conclude with Stravinsky’s iconic Firebird Suite, re-released in the year he became an American citizen.

Established in 1817, the West Point Band is the Army’s oldest musical organization. It continues to educate, train, and inspire the Corps of Cadets through world-class music, and to serve as ambassadors of the United States Military Academy and the Army to local, national, and international communities.

In the event of inclement weather, the concert will be held Jan. 29. For more information, cancellations and updates, visit the West Point Band on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, or at www.westpointband.com.