Navy Band Southeast “Pride” Popular Music Group to perform at Oakland Park City Hall

The Navy Band Southeast “Pride” Popular Music Group is heading to South Florida to participate in Fleet Week Port Everglades.  The ensemble will conclude a week of performances with a show at Oakland Park City Hall on Saturday, May 7, 2016.  Oakland Park City Hall is located at 3650 N.E. 12th Avenue, Oakland Park, Florida 33334.  The concert begins at 7:30 pm and is free and open to the public.

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Fleet week provides an opportunity for the citizens of South Florida to witness first-hand the latest capabilities of today’s maritime services, and gain a better understanding of how the sea services support the Maritime Strategy and national defense of the United States.  More than 2,000 Sailors, Marines and Coast Guardsmen, representing three Navy ships, a unit of Marines, a submarine, and a Coast Guard cutter will participate in this year’s 26th annual Fleet Week Port Everglades.

“Fleet Week is a wonderful opportunity to showcase the men and women of our Navy, and we have no better ambassadors than the Navy Band Southeast Wind Ensemble,” said Rear Adm. Mary Jackson, Commander, Navy Region Southeast.  “Our Navy bands perform around the world, winning the hearts and minds of the American people through the universal language of music.  I’m excited that the residents of South Florida will have a chance to see and hear them first-hand.”

Established in 1995, Navy Band Southeast is one of 11 official U.S. Navy Bands.  Proudly representing the Commander, Navy Region Southeast, the band consists of 40 professional musicians dedicated to the highest levels of musical performance.  Highly versatile, the band and its various chamber ensembles perform for a wide variety of musical settings including military ceremonies, public concerts, parades and more.  Inspiring pride and patriotism through music, the band performs more than 500 engagements annually throughout the Southeastern United States.

One of the Navy Band Southeast’s primary responsibilities is conducting public outreach through music.  The band’s performing units participate in Navy and Fleet Week events; perform for schools and the public; and connects with audiences in areas of the country that do not have opportunities to interact with the Navy on a regular basis. The concerts are family-friendly events, meant to be entertaining to veterans, families, individuals and those interested in joining the Navy.

More information and press materials about Navy Band Southeast can be found online at:

http://www.cnic.navy.mil/regions/cnrse/about/navy_bands.html

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