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Music in Schools students to perform with U.S. Navy Concert Band

The United States Navy Band is coming to New Haven! The Navy's premier wind ensemble will give a concert on Saturday, March 12 at 7 p.m. in Woolsey Hall (500 College St.).

Five high school musicians from the Music in Schools All-City Honors Ensembles have been invited to join the Navy Concert Band onstage: Brianna Chance (flute, Wilbur Cross High School), Charlie Orr (B-flat clarinet, Wilbur Cross High School), Laura Rosado (percussion, Wilbur Cross High School), Juan Pablo Rodriguez (alto saxophone, Wilbur Cross High School), and Jose Ayala (trumpet, Cooperative Arts and Humanities High School).  The event will be attended by New Haven and Yale community members, including over 250 New Haven Public Schools students and families hosted by the Music in Schools Initiative.

The concert is presented by the City of New Haven, one of 23 cities in 5 states to host a performance by the United States Navy Band during its 2016 tour, which is one of the Navy's signature outreach programs. The Navy Concert Band 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 nearly 90 years.

“This performance promises to be another stirring and uplifting occasion in New Haven,” Mayor Toni N. Harp said. “I’m grateful to the city’s Arts, Culture and Tourism Commission for hosting this event with the terrific assistance of Yale University Conferences and Events.”

The U.S. Navy Band Concert Band will perform in Woolsey Hall at 7 p.m., March 12, 2016. Tickets are FREE and available ONLINE or in person at the Shubert Theater box office (247 College St., open weekdays 9:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m.).