West Point, NY – The West Point Band is pleased to announce its 2012 Music Under the Stars series at West Point’s historic Trophy Point Amphitheater. Performances will take place every Sunday from June 17th through September 2nd, usually at 7:30 p.m. Audiences are invited to bring a picnic and a blanket and enjoy wonderful music at one of the most beautiful and historic vistas in the country. All concerts are free and open to all.
The season begins on June 17th at 7:30 p.m. with The Hellcats and Concert Band celebrating the Army’s 237th birthday. On June 24th, the Jazz Knights will play music from The Wizard of Oz. The Concert Band will return to the Trophy Point stage on July 1st with a concert entitled The Magic of Broadway. The West Point Band’s Independence Day Celebration with fireworks begins at 8:00 p.m. on Saturday, July 7th. In the event of rain, the concert will be held on July 8th. Be sure to arrive early, as crowds are always large for this Hudson Valley tradition.
Alumni of the Concert Band return to West Point on July 15th for the annual Alumni Concert. The band’s high energy group, Quintette 7 will present a fun and interactive Kids Night on July 22nd at 6:00 p.m. The Jazz Knights return to Trophy Point on July 29th presenting music by popular demand.
Bring your dancing shoes for the Jazz Knights’ August 5th concert, Dancing Under the Stars. There will be a free dance lesson at 7:00 p.m. On August 5th, the Concert Band will present A Night at the Movies, with music from major motion pictures. The Jazz Knights will perform music of the Beatles on August 19th. On August 26th, the Concert Band will present music made famous by super heroes.
The West Point Band will close its Music Under the Stars season with the annual 1812 Overture Concert, with fireworks and cannon. The concert is Sunday, September 2nd at 6:00 p.m. with a rain date of September 3rd. For concert information, cancellations and updates, call 845.938.2617 or visit www.westpointband.com. West Point Band news can also be found by following us on Facebook, YouTube, and Twitter.