U. S. Navy Birthday Concert
October 7, 2014
Music Center at Strathmore
5301 Tuckerman Lane, N.
This October marks the 239th birthday of the United States Navy, and to celebrate, the Navy Band will present a concert Oct. 7 at 7:30 p.m. at the Music Center at Strathmore. We are very excited to perform at the new venue, having missed the opportunity to do so last year when the concert was canceled due to the government shutdown.
Hosted by the chief of naval operations, this year’s theme is “America’s Navy: On the Sea and Beyond.” Throughout the evening we will celebrate the 200th anniversary of the lyrics to “The Star-Spangled Banner” and the heritage of the nation and our Navy. We will also pay tribute to naval accomplishments on, under and beyond the sea, and honor wounded warriors and their caregivers. Three of the band’s six performing ensembles will participate with music ranging from patriotic tunes to rock. The concert will also feature video “shout-outs” from around the fleet as well as quotes from our nation’s presidents that call to mind our freedom and liberty. Please join us as we celebrate the Navy and our great country.
The Music Center at Strathmore is located at 5301 Tuckerman Lane, North Bethesda, Maryland. Free parking will be available at the Grosvenor-Strathmore Metro station garage on Tuckerman Lane.
The event is free, but tickets are required and are available through the Music Center at Strathmore
For details on parking and how to get to Strathmore, please visit their website.
For more information about the Navy’s birthday, visit the Naval Historical Society’s website.