The West Point Concert Band at Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts
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PLEASE NOTE: THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED. The West Point Concert Band is the oldest active band in the U.S. Army, performing concerts, military ceremonies, and at athletic events for the United States Corps of Cadets at the U.S. Military Academy in West Point, NY. The band has served the nation for almost 200 years, performing for U.S. Presidents, Heads of State, and foreign dignitaries. It has played at venues including Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, and Tanglewood, and has been showcased several times with the New York Philharmonic, continuing a long-standing collaboration with America's oldest orchestra. This event is free and open to the public. All seating is general admission, and no tickets will be issued.
Venue Description: Founded in 1954, Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts at Brooklyn College presents outstanding performing arts and arts education programs, reflective of Brooklyn's diverse communities, at affordable prices. Each season, Brooklyn Center welcomes over 65,000 people to the 2,400 seat Walt Whitman Theatre, including up to 45,000 schoolchildren from over 300 schools who attend their SchoolTime series, one of the largest arts-in-education programs in the borough. In 2014-2015, Brooklyn Center will celebrate its 60th anniversary season, which will correspond with the opening of the new Leonard and Claire Tow Center for the Performing Arts at Brooklyn College.