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U.S. Navy Band Commodores to play at State High Oct. 21

by on October 17, 2019 9:05 AM

STATE COLLEGE — The State College Area School District has announced through a press release the elite U.S. Navy Band Commodores jazz ensemble will sail into State College on Oct. 21 for a concert in the high school’s new auditorium.

Scheduled for 7:30 p.m., the performance is part of a 2019 tour taking the ensemble to 20 cities in seven states. Admission will be free, though tickets are required. They can be obtained online.

The Washington, D.C.-based U.S. Navy Band is the Navy’s flagship musical organization, with the jazz ensemble one of the band’s six performing ensembles.

“Jazz is America’s music and the Commodores, the Navy’s premier jazz ensemble, have been performing the very best of big band jazz for the Navy and the nation for almost 50 years,” a Navy Band press release said.

“They have appeared on TV shows, played nearly all the major jazz festivals and toured across the United States and abroad. This vibrant, dynamic group is constantly striving for musical excellence and the pursuit of new and exciting ways to communicate with their audiences.”

This year, SCASD was named one of the National Association of Music Merchants Best Communities for Music Education for the sixth year in a row and the 15th time overall.


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