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North Charleston to Host Free Concert by USAF Heritage Brass Ensemble

1/28/2016

The City of North Charleston Cultural Arts Department is proud to host a free evening concert by the United States Air Force Heritage of America Brass Ensemble, a pioneering symphonic brass ensemble from Joint Base Langley-Eustis in Hampton, Virginia. The concert is set for 7:00pm on Wednesday, February 17, 2016, at the Lightsey Chapel Auditorium at Charleston Southern University. The program is designed to be both exhilarating and intimate, offering a musical experience that may be enjoyed by audiences of all ages.

Representing Air Force professionals serving across the globe, Heritage Brass showcases the service’s excellence and precision in every performance throughout the eastern seaboard, from South Carolina to Maine.  Comprised of ten brass players, a percussionist, and vocalist, the ensemble maintains a rigorous performance schedule presenting a diverse repertoire featuring orchestral transcriptions, patriotic favorites, jazz standards, new compositions and distinctive arrangements.

Activated in 1941, The United States Air Force Heritage of America Band and its various breakout groups have a rich history of inspiring public patriotism and enhancing esprit de corps among all the US military service branches. These world-class musicians travel throughout the Mid-Atlantic region, presenting over 300 events annually for the general public and in support of Airman morale and protocol events. The USAF Heritage of America Band remains at the forefront of communicating Air Force core values and preserving and enriching America's military and musical heritage into the 21st century. For more information, visit www.heritageofamericaband.af.mil.

The USAF Heritage of America Brass Ensemble concert is free, but advance tickets are required. Limit 6 tickets per person. Tickets may be obtained by sending a self-addressed, stamped envelope with request to: Tickets, City of North Charleston Cultural Arts Department, PO Box 190016, North Charleston, SC, 29419-9016. Mailed requests must be received by February 10. Tickets are also available for pick up Monday through Friday, 8:30am-4:30pm, from the North Charleston Cultural Arts Department office on the second floor of North Charleston City Hall, located at 2500 City Hall Lane, North Charleston, SC 29406. Unclaimed seats will be available to non-ticket holders 15 minutes prior to concert time. The Lightsey Chapel Auditorium at Charleston Southern University is located at 9200 University Boulevard, North Charleston, SC 29406.

For more information about this concert or other programs and services offered by the North Charleston Cultural Arts Department, call 843-740-5854, email culturalarts@northcharleston.org, or visit the Arts & Culture section of the City’s website.

           

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