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Posted on: June 20, 2019

[ARCHIVED] Navy Band Wind Ensemble at Schwiebert Park

Navy Band Wind Ensemble

Join us for a concert at Schwiebert Park on Wednesday, June 26...

Quad Cities is honored to host Quad Cities Navy Week, a celebration of the United States Navy, from June 24 - 28! Join us for a concert at Schwiebert Park on Wednesday, June 26 from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm as Navy Week brings its fun to Rock Island! Enjoy a rousing concert by the talented Navy musicians from Navy Band Great Lakes Wind Ensemble. Event is free and open to the public. The gates will open and concessions will served from Bent River Brewing Company and Rock Island Parks and Recreation starting at 6:00 pm. The Big River Brass Band from the Quad Cities will play from 6:30 pm to 7:00 pm. The Navy Band Great Lakes Wind Ensemble will play from 7:15 pm to 8:00 pm.

The Navy Band Great Lakes Wind Ensemble is comprised of 45 professional musicians under the direction of LT Patrick Hill, USN. The ensemble continues the legacy of bandmaster Lieutenant Commander John Philip Sousa, spreading the tradition of military music throughout the Midwest. The Wind Ensemble's repertoire consists of symphonic band works, patriotic music, Americana, and featured solo vocal and instrumental selections. In addition to frequent free and open-to-the-general-public community concerts, this unit performs throughout the Midwestern United States for national holidays and educational programs.

Call the rain line at 732-RAIN (7246) after 3:30 pm on Wednesday to check status of event in the event of inclement weather.

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