The United States Navy Band Brass Quartet led by MU1 Peter Pirotte, trumpet together with MU1 Ethan Bartley, trumpet, MUC Philip Eberly, euphonium and MUC Tony Halloin, tuba, brought a full evening of music to honor our veterans. The audience paid rapt attention as the program began with the national anthem followed by a variety of classical pieces. Towards the second part of the program, the quartet performed familiar Patriotic music. The huge audience tapped in time with the playing of “Semper Fidelis March,” by John Philip Sousa, “You’re a Grand Old Flag,” by G. Cohen, “This Land is Your Land,” “God Bless America” and “Anchors Aweigh.”
The delightful program ended by the performance of the different anthems from each branches of the Armed Forces and the few veterans stood up as they hear their song with clapping and cheering.
Established in 1999, the United States Navy Band Brass Quartet has reached thousands of people of all ages through the performance of public concerts and Music in the Schools programs at Washington area recital halls, churches and schools. The group has perfromed for national audiences on four live broadcasts from Kennedy Center Millennium Stage and has made three appearances on NBC’s “Meet the Press.” The quartet has given masterclasses at the Midwest Clinic in Chicago, the Navy School of Music in Little Creek, Va., the International Tuba Euphonium Conference at Indiana University and the island of St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands.
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