West Point Band presents Labor Day Concert with fireworks display

By the West Point Band

August 23rd, 2013 | News and Features

The West Point Band will present its annual Labor Day celebration at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 1 at the Trophy Point Amphitheater. In the event of inclement weather, the performance will be held Sept. 2.
The performance will feature The Hellcats, the Benny Havens Band and the concert band. The evening will end with a spectacular fireworks display.
The concert is free and open to the public.
Following opening remarks, the concert band will open the concert with Rossini’s “William Tell Overture” and Egner’s “The Official West Point March.” Other selections on the concert include the “Armed Forces Service Medley” and “God Bless America.”
The West Point Band’s field music group, The Hellcats, will perform a patriotic drum and bugle show, highlighting the precision and discipline that are hallmarks of the ensemble.
The West Point Band’s rock band, the Benny Haven’s Band, will also be featured and perform a number of popular tunes, including “Come Sail Away,” “Hey Jude” and “September.”
The concert will end with the concert band performing Tchaikovsky’s “1812 Overture” with live cannon fire, followed by Sousa’s “Stars and Stripes Forever” as the fireworks display begins.
For concert information, cancellations and updates, call 845-938-2617 or visit www.westpointband.com.
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