By KAYLA GOOD
Navy Office of Community Outreach, Media Outreach Department
WARSAW — Warsaw is one of 18 cities in seven states slated to host a performance by the United States Navy Band during its 2015 fall tour, one of the Navy’s signature outreach programs.
The United States Navy Band Commodores performance is scheduled for 3 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 8, at Lakeview Middle School Auditorium.
Jazz is known as America’s music and the Commodores have been performing big-band jazz for more than 40 years. They have appeared on TV, played nearly all major jazz festivals and toured the United States and abroad. The group is constantly striving for musical excellence and the pursuit of new and exciting ways to communicate with their audiences.
One of the U.S. Navy band’s primary responsibilities involves touring the country. All of the band’s primary performing units embark each year on concert tours throughout specified regions, allowing the band to reach out to audiences in areas that do not have opportunities to see the Navy’s premier musical ensembles on a regular basis. The concerts are family-friendly events, meant to entertain to 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,” Commander Kenneth Collins, the Navy band’s commanding officer, said. “Today, we have Sailors performing around the world, improving relations with our allies abroad as well as telling the Navy story here at home.”
All Navy band performances are free and open to the public. For more information, check out the band’s website.