Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Nearing the End

With only two concerts left, the band is gearing up for our return to Washington, D.C., and is looking forward to playing our tour programs one last time! If the previous stops on this trip are any indication, I am sure that these last two concerts are going to be exceptional, the band has only performed better and better as the tour has gone on.

Last night we performed in Butler, Pa., to a packed and enthusiastic audience. With so much going on in the world today, it is great to see so many people coming out to support not only great music, but the United States Navy. It is with great pride that we take to the stage each night doing what we do as a unit to serve.

We are enroute to State College, Pa., where this afternoon, some members of the band will be giving masterclasses to students at Pennsylvania State University. Working with students along this tour, whether in high school or college, is very enjoyable and it is a great way to make more of an impact on the community we are currently in. These opportunities that we have to serve above and beyond playing concerts is a much more personable and rewarding experience for everyone involved.

Musician 1st Class Jeremy Buckler plays trombone in the Concert Band.

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