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Monday, June 5, 2017

United States Marine Corp Band New Orleans Performing At Roosevelt Island's FDR Four Freedoms Park Friday June 16 - Play That Funky Music Marines

Some good and exciting news about an upcoming Roosevelt Island event.

Mark your calendar and save the date of Friday evening June 16 for the United States Marine Corp Band New Orleans performing at Roosevelt Island's FDR Four Freedoms Park.

According to the US Marine Corp New Orleans web site:
Since November 10, 1775 precision and adaptability have been the hallmarks of all Marine Corps units. Marine Corps Band New Orleans is no different. The band is dedicated to excellence and committed to providing America with a glimpse of the Marine Corps' proficiency and versatility.

Marine Corps Band New Orleans was established October 1, 1978. Under the operational control of the Commanding General, Marine Forces Reserve and Marine Forces North, the unit is comprised of active duty Marines stationed aboard the Marine Corps Support Facility in New Orleans, Louisiana. The band supports all units of the Fourth Marine Logistics Group, Fourth Marine Aircraft Wing, Fourth Marine Division, and Force Headquarters Group. Additionally, these Marines are often called upon to perform in support of Marine Corps Recruiting Command initiatives and community relations programs.

Each year the musicians of the band travel throughout the United States entertaining over 6 million people as they perform in more than 280 concerts, parades, and ceremonies. The members of the band are basically trained riflemen, fulfill all annual Marine Corps physical and combat fitness requirements, participate in the Marine Corps Martial Arts Program and, when directed by the Commanding General, serve as part of a security element in conflicts and exercises around the globe. There are several members of the current ensemble who have served in Iraq and Afghanistan and the principle conductor also served in Desert Shield/Desert Storm....
and press release:
The U.S. Marine Corps Reserve will close out its 10-month nationwide centennial celebrations where it began in New York City with a three-show concert series June 14-16, 2017. The concerts will bring the centennial celebration full circle since Marines and supporters nationwide witnessed the kickoff at Times Square on August 29, 2016.

“We’re honored to wrap up the nationwide Marine Corps Reserve Centennial celebrations in the city where it began last year,” said Gunnery Sgt. Justin Hauser, senior conductor of Marine Corps Band New Orleans. “We’re pulling out all the stops to give New Yorkers the most patriotic show as thanks for their ongoing support of the Marine Corps Reserve.”

Since the Times Square kickoff, the Marine Corps Reserve has celebrated at more than 100 high-profile events in cities across the country, including New York, Boston, San Francisco, Washington D.C., Chicago, Seattle, New Orleans, Houston, Nashville, and others.

The multimedia concerts will be held at:

Garibaldi Plaza in Washington Square Park
In addition to celebrating the Marine Corps Reserve Centennial, Marine Corps Band New Orleans will also celebrate Flag Day and honor New York City’s first responders.

Wednesday, June 14 at 7 p.m.

Kaye Theater at Hunter College
Marine Corps Band New Orleans and USO Show Troupe will honor New York City’s support of the Marine Corps Reserve at this show.

Thursday, June 15 at 7 p.m.

FDR Four Freedoms State Park
The finale event of the 10-month national celebration of the Marine Corps Reserve Centennial, the show will honor the continuing support New York state has given the Marine Corps Reserve over the past 100 years.

Friday, June 16 at 7 p.m.
Take a listen to the US Marine Corp Band New Orleans get funky at Mardi Gras

and perform at the 2014 Rex Ball in New Orleans.

We're going to have a good time with the US Marine Corp Band New Orleans Friday June 16 at Roosevelt Island's FDR Four Freedoms Park.

See you there.