As the official chorus of America’s Navy, the United States Navy Band Sea Chanters, has performed for the president, vice president and numerous congressional, military and foreign dignitaries.
Now the highly esteemed performing band will be visiting from Washington, D.C. to bring its talents to the citizens of Warren County during a free performance at the Park Theater on March 19 at 7 pm.
The ensemble performs a variety of music ranging from traditional choral music, including sea chanteys and patriotic fare, to opera, Broadway and contemporary music. One of the U.S. Navy Band’s primary responsibilities involves touring the country and spreading a patriotic message, as well as providing unique and family-friendly entertainment for all ages.
All of the band’s primary performing units embark each year on concert tours throughout specified regions of the country, 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.
The Navy Band has been touring the country since 1925. During its 2019 tour, the Sea Chanters will be covering 18 cities and more than 3,000 miles.
“For many years, Navy bands have been where it matters, when it matters, just like the rest of our Navy,” said Capt. Kenneth Collins, a United States Navy Band commanding officer. “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 U.S. Navy Band is the flagship musical organization of the Navy, and one of 11 Navy bands located around the world. Sailors in the Navy Band are full-time professional musicians, and most of them have undergraduate or graduate degrees in music.