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Fort Monroe Music by the Bay

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Phyllis Terrell, Director of Communications

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THE FORT MONROE AUTHORITY ANNOUNCES 2016 SUMMER CONCERT SERIES

FORT MONROE, VA. (May 17, 2016) – A diversity of musical performances will be coming soon to the banks of the Chesapeake Bay with the 2016 Fort Monroe Music by the Bay summer concert series. The series will feature our regional military bands from the U.S. Navy, the U.S. Air Force and the U.S. Army as well as performances by the Tidewater Winds and the Peninsula Concert Band.  Concerts will be held at Continental Park unless noted otherwise.  Concerts will start at 7 p.m.  All concerts are weather permitting; however, only TRADOC, the Tidewater Winds and the Peninsula Concert Band have a rain location in the Fort Monroe Theater. Bring blankets, lawn chairs, and picnics.  There will be food vendors at the outdoor performances.  No alcoholic beverages.  There will be children’s activities (crafts and games) from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. Free admission and free nearby parking.  Groups are welcome.  Concert Schedule (June 3rd is on Friday, July 4th is on Monday, all other concerts are on Thursday evenings)   JUNE 3* 7 pm | TRADOC Concert Band JUNE 9 7 pm | US Navy Fleet Forces Wind Ensemble JUNE 16 7 pm | USAF Heritage of America Band “Rhythm in Blue” JUNE 23 7 pm | US Navy Fleet Forces “Four Star Edition” JUNE 30 7 pm | USAF Heritage of America Band “Full Spectrum” JULY 4 7 pm | USAF Heritage of America Concert Band   JULY 7 7 pm | US Navy Fleet Forces “Brass Band”   JULY 14*7 pm | The Peninsula Concert Band   JULY 21*7 pm | The Tidewater Winds   JULY 28 7 pm | USAF Heritage of America Band “Full Spectrum”   AUG. 4 7 pm | USAF Heritage of America Band “Rhythm in Blue”   AUG. 11 7 pm | US Navy Fleet Forces Wind Ensemble   AUG. 18 7 pm | USAF Heritage of America Band “Blue Aces”   AUG. 25 7 pm | USAF Heritage of America Band “Heritage Brass”    *Rain Plan Location: Fort Monroe Theatre   About the performers:   US Army TRADOC Band The United States Army Training and Doctrine Command (TRADOC) Band serves as an outreach asset for the United States Army Training and Doctrine Command. Members of the band have passed a highly selective audition, and are among the finest musicians in the Army band program. The majority of band members have studied music at some of the finest colleges, universities, and conservatories of the United States and abroad.  Whether performing orchestral transcriptions, traditional wind ensemble repertoire, or Americana and marches, the Concert Band has earned a reputation for musical excellence.   US Air Force Heritage of America Band Ensembles The Langley Winds Woodwind Ensemble has been a chamber music component of the United States Air Force Heritage of America Band since 1995. The Langley Winds’ repertoire spans several centuries from Renaissance to Contemporary music. In 2011, they were part of the Fellowship Program at the Imani Winds Chamber Music Festival and have commissioned several new works by young composers. Most recently, the Langley Winds gave the world premiere of composer Brian DuFord’s “Angels with Red Tails,” a piece written to honor the courageous efforts of the Tuskegee Airmen. Rhythm in Blue is a dynamic jazz ensemble. This sleek, 13-member group presents exciting and uplifting music to inspire patriotism and tell the Air Force story. Made up of outstanding Air Force enlisted professional musicians, Rhythm in Blue takes great pride in preserving America’s uniquely original art form, recruiting a new generation of listeners, and representing all Airmen. From formal concerts in grand auditoriums to casual shows in the park, Rhythm in Blue is in constant demand traveling throughout the Eastern United States, performing for diverse audiences from Maine to South Carolina. USAF Heritage of America Concert Band has for the past 60 years, educated, inspired and entertained over 1.5 million people annually, by providing music for events that support Airmen and their families, our Nation’s veterans and build relationships of trust between the American people and their Air Force. The Concert Band is comprised of over 40 professional Airman-musicians who captivate audiences on regular tours throughout the East Coast with a variety of renditions of great orchestral classics, marches, Broadway hits, jazz standards, movie music and patriotic favorites. US Navy Fleet Forces Band Ensembles The U.S. Fleet Forces Wind Ensemble, led by Lieutenant Commander Mark Corbliss, is the largest of the U.S. Fleet Forces Band’s performing units. The band’s repertoire ranges from traditional martial music to patriotic favorites and the finest works from the wind band literature.  The Four Star Edition entertains audiences across the Mid-Atlantic with a hard hitting blend of contemporary music that includes today’s top Rock and Country hits, as well as Classic Rock and songs that help us remember our pride in America. The nine Navy musicians in the group are among the Navy’s most talented and versatile. Each performance presents a diverse, high-energy show that entertains audiences of all ages. The Brass Ensemble–Uncharted Waters performs throughout the Mid-Atlantic region with a diverse, high-energy show that blends chart-topping hits and traditional New Orleans style brass band favorites. These Navy musicians are among the Navy’s most talented and versatile and entertain audiences of all ages.       The Tidewater Winds The Band is comprised of 48 talented woodwind, brass, and percussion musicians from across the Hampton Roads, Virginia area representing various military, professional, and college bands and orchestras. Selected high school students also perform with the band as part of our Student Intern Program. The selected students perform with the band, with professional musicians acting as mentors to evaluate their performance throughout the season. Scholarship funds are available to selected students who pursue a music degree in college. The Peninsula Concert Band The Peninsula Concert Band has been performing in the Tidewater area for more than sixty years. The band gave its first performance on July 3, 1950 at Darling Stadium in Hampton under the direction of Michael A. Quinto. CWO Michael A. Quinto, a retired U. S. Army bandmaster, founded the band in June of 1950. The band is a non-profit organization chartered in 1956 to serve the Peninsula cities. The band has presented a variety of concerts over the years, including concerts at churches, dedications, graduations, retirement communities, the Occasion for the Arts, and NewportNews Centennial celebrations. The band is available to present concerts in the Tidewater area. **************************************************************************** These and other events can be found on the Fort Monroe Authority Calendar at http://www.fmauthority.com/calendar/ **************************************************************************** Fort Monroe National Monument https://www.nps.gov/fomr/index.htm **************************************************************************** Citizens for a Fort Monroe National Park http://fortmonroecitizens.org/ https://www.facebook.com/pages/Citizens-for-a-Fort-Monroe-National-Park-CFMNP/215964321776004 ****************************************************************************