U.S. Navy Band coming to Collierville

U.S. Navy Band coming to Collierville
040929-N-0295M-003 Washington, D.C. (Sept. 29, 2004) Ð The U.S. Navy Drum Major performs as the U.S. Navy formally welcomes Raytheon CompanyÕs Tomahawk Black IV cruise missile into the NavyÕs arsenal at a fleet introduction ceremony at the Pentagon in Washington, D.C. The Block IV officially achieved initial operation capability (IOC) on May 27, 2004 with the loading of the first missile aboard the guided missile destroyer USS Stethem (DDG 63). The new capabilities that Block IV Tomahawk brings to the NavyÕs sea strike capability are derived from the missileÕs two-way satellite data link that enables the missile to respond to changing battlefield conditions. The missile can be redirected to a new target and for the first time it can execute Global Positioning System (GPS) missions. The Tomahawk missile is the NavyÕs weapon of choice for critical, long-range precision strike missions against high value, heavily defended targets. U.S. Navy photo by PhotographerÕs Mate 2nd Class Daniel J. McLain (RELEASED) (Source: PhotographerÕs Mate 2nd Class Daniel J. McLain)

COLLIERVILLE, TN (WMC) - The U.S. Navy Band is coming to Collierville. It’s one stop of only 25 cities across ten states in its 2019 tour.

The U.S. Navy Concert Band performance is scheduled Friday night, March 15, at 7 o’clock. It will be at the brand new Collierville High School in the Pickler Auditorium.

(Source: U.S. Navy Band)

The Navy Concert Band has been performing public concerts for more than 90 years.

“For many years, Navy bands have been where it matters, when it matters, just like the rest of our Navy. Today, we have Sailors performing around the world, improving relations with our allies abroad as well as telling the Navy story here at home,” Captain Kenneth Collins, the U.S. Navy Band commanding officer, said.

The concert is free and open to the public. Sailors in the Navy Band are full-time professional musicians who are enlisted in the U.S. Navy. The event is free but you need a ticket. For more information on tickets click here.

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