The United States Navy Band to Perform at Hendersonville High School on Friday, Feb. 16th

A photo of a man in uniform singing on stage with over a dozen band members also in uniform.

Photo provided by The U.S. Navy Band: Chief Musician Bill Edwards, from Bowie, Md., sings with the U.S. Navy Concert Band at Pittsburg State University during the band’s 2023 national tour spanning six states, sixteen cities and 3200 miles.

HENDERSONVILLE, N.C. Feb 6, 2024 – The United States Navy Band will perform a free concert Feb. 16th at the Hendersonville High School Auditorium at 7 pm. The performance will include one song performed with students from Henderson County Public Schools.

Ten students from across HCPS will perform John Phillips Sousa’s Washington Post March with the U.S. Navy Band. All U.S. Navy Band performances are free and open to the public, although ticket reservations are required.

As part of the Navy Band’s 2024 national tour, the concert is a family-friendly event, meant to connect community members across the country with their Navy. The U.S. Navy Concert Band is the premier wind ensemble of the U.S. Navy. As the original ensemble of the Navy Band, the Concert Band has been performing public concerts and participating in high-profile events for 98 years. The band performs a wide array of marches, patriotic selections, orchestral transcriptions and modern wind ensemble repertoire.

One of the U.S. Navy Band’s core responsibilities involves touring the country. All of the band’s primary performing units embark each year on concert tours throughout specified regions of the country, allowing the band to reach out to audiences in areas of the country that do not have opportunities to see the Navy’s premier musical ensembles on a regular basis.

The following HCPS students have been invited to perform with the band:

Elijah Bandy, Percussion, Hendersonville High

Noelle Benjamin, Clarinet, Hendersonville High

Caroline Pope, Tuba, Hendersonville High

Sebastian Sanchez, Trombone, Hendersonville High

Bryce Eames, Trumpet, West Henderson High

Sean Nakano, French Horn, West Henderson High

Sam Lewis, Trombone, North Henderson High

Jacob Houston, Trumpet, North Henderson High

Jordan Magyar, Bass Clarinet, East Henderson High

Humberto Perez Hernandez, Trumpet, East Henderson High

The concert is Friday, Feb. 16th at 7 pm. It is free and open to the public, but attendees are required to claim a ticket online.