Free Summer Concert Series Returns to National Museum of the Marine Corps

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Free Summer Concert Series returns to National Museum of the Marine CorpsSix concerts planned for June through August

(Triangle, Va.) – The Marine Corps Heritage Foundation announced today the schedule of its annual Summer Concert Series at the National Museum of the Marine Corps in Triangle, Virginia. The series will feature six military bands performing music ranging from patriotic hits to blues to country.

All shows begin at 7 p.m. Guests are encouraged to bring lawn chairs or picnic blankets. The Museum, Medal of Honor Theater, Rifle Range and Museum Store will remain open for extended hours until the concerts begins. Tun Tavern will also hold extended hours from 4-6pm. Outdoor concessions will be available during the performance. Admission and parking are free and open to the public for all concerts.

  • June 8 – U.S. Navy Band Country Current

Nationally renowned country-bluegrass ensemble blending modern country music and cutting-edge bluegrass.

  • June 22 – U.S. Navy Band Sea Chanters

Official chorus of the Navy, performing traditional choral music, sea chanteys, patriotic fare, opera, Broadway and contemporary music.

  • July 6 – U.S. Army Blues

U.S. Army’s 18-piece jazz ensemble which performs in the tradition of America’s unique art form, jazz.

  • August 17 – Marine Corps’ Battle Color Detachment
    Marine Corps band consisting of “The Commandant’s Own” United States Marine Drum and Bugle Corps, the United States Marine Corps Silent Drill Platoon, and the Official Color Guard of the Marine Corps which celebrates the historic pride of the Marine Corps through the finest in music and ceremonial drill.
  • August 24 – U.S. Navy Concert Band
    The U.S. Navy’s modern wind ensemble which performs a wide array of marches, patriotic selections, orchestral transcriptions and modern wind ensemble repertoire.
  • August 31- “The President’s Own” United States Marine Band
    The premier band of the United States Marine Corps, playing traditional concert band literature, orchestral transcriptions, and patriotic marches.

For more information on the Marine Corps Heritage Foundation’s Summer Concert Series and other summer programming, visit marineheritage.org/eventcalendar-368789.

About the Marine Corps Heritage Foundation

Dedicated to the preservation and promulgation of Marine Corps history, the Marine Corps Heritage Foundation was established in 1979 as a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization. The Foundation supports the historical programs of the Marine Corps in ways not possible through government funds. The Foundation provides grants and scholarships for research and the renovation, restoration and commissioning of historical Marine Corps artifacts and landmarks. The Foundation secured the necessary funding for the construction of the National Museum of the Marine Corps and Heritage Center, located in Triangle, Virginia, and continues to expand programs at the National Museum of the Marine Corps and beyond its walls. For more information, visit MarineHeritage.org.

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