Thursday, June 15, 2017

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

Come and enjoy the United States Marine Corp Band New Orleans performing at Roosevelt Island's FDR Four Freedoms Park tomorrow night, June 16 starting at 7 PM. Free admission.

The Roosevelt Island Operating Corp (RIOC) reports:
Enjoy a free public concert by the Marine Corps Band New Orleans on Friday, June 16th at Four Freedoms Park. Starting at 7 PM, the Marine Corps Band will put on a show honoring the citizens of Roosevelt Island.

We hope to see you there!

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.

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....
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.

UPDATE 7;20 PM - According to RIOC:
Due to the Marine Corps Band Concert, the Red Bus will extend its route to Four Freedoms Park on Friday, June 16, 2017, starting the extended bus service at 5:30 PM on Friday until the end of the Concert. When the concert ends, the Red Bus will provide return service, making all regularly scheduled stops on the route.