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United States Navy Band Offers Free Performance

The Iowa State Center and Iowa State University Music Department welcome the United States Navy Band from Washington D.C. to Stephens Auditorium on Thursday, March 30 at 7:30 p.m. as part of the U.S. Navy Band’s National Tour. With the support of area sponsors, this concert is a free event. Tickets are required but do not guarantee seating. Tickets are available at the following sponsor locations:

Alpha Copies & Fast Signs (all locations)

Aureon

Chocolaterie Stam, Ames

First National Bank (all Ames locations)

ISU Memorial Union

ISU Music Department

Stephens Auditorium Ticket Office

Wilson Toyota

The United States Navy Concert Band, the premier wind ensemble of the U.S. Navy, presents a wide array of marches, patriotic selections, orchestral transcriptions and modern wind ensemble repertoire.  As the original ensemble of the Navy Band, the Concert Band has been performing public concerts and participating in high-profile events for over 85 years.

Collaboration with celebrities has become a hallmark for the Concert Band. The band was featured with Arthur Godfrey of NBC radio fame in 1927. Gene Kelly was guest star for the first episode of “The Navy Hour” radio program in 1945, which the band produced for an astounding 23 years. The band has also featured guest artists Tony Curtis and Gregory Peck. In 2002, the band was filmed performing “America the Beautiful;” the performance was broadcast by the NFL prior to each game during opening week.

In addition to national concert tours and an extensive local concert season, the Concert Band has been featured internationally at military tattoos and festivals in Oslo, Stockholm and Quebec City.  In 1996, the band was honored to participate in the 300th Anniversary of the Russian Fleet in St. Petersburg and in The Baltic International Festival of the Fleets in Kaliningrad, Russia.

Recognized as one of the finest wind ensembles in the world, the Concert Band is in constant demand by the nation’s foremost musical education organizations, such as the American Bandmasters Association and The Midwest Clinic.

For information on this performance:
Visit our website: www.center.iastate.edu

Visit their website:  http://www.navyband.navy.mil

Iowa State Center Ticket Office – North entrance of Stephens Auditorium at the corner of Lincoln Way and Beach Ave., Monday – Friday, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Phone: 1-800-745-3000

About Iowa State Center

The Iowa State Center (managed by VenuWorks) is a multi-building conference and performing arts complex.  The Center’s Stephens Auditorium, a 2,729-seat hall, hosts a dazzling array of international performances of music, theater and dance, as well as world-class orchestras, popular Broadway musicals, and explosive country and rock concerts. Fisher Theater seats 450 in an intimate setting, perfect for drama, dance and ISU theater productions. The Scheman Building, with 25 meeting rooms, two large lobbies and the 456-seat Benton Auditorium is a great meeting space for conferences, seminars and social events.

About VenuWorks

VenuWorks is a leader in venue management, providing customized solutions for multi-purpose sports, entertainment and recreation facilities, theatres and conference and convention centers throughout the country, offering full service management services including operations, event booking and marketing.  VenuWorks is headquartered in Ames, IA and was founded in 1996.  For more information, please visit www.venuworks.com.

Submitted by Iowa State Center.

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