Sergeant 1st Class Derrick James and Staff Sergeants Barry Cooper and Jeremy Gaynor perform "Glory," and reflect on meaningful influences and experiences while commemorating African American History Month.
Every February in West Point, a certain electrifying phrase pulses through the heart of every Firstie (fourth-year): 100th Night. 100 nights to graduation. 100 nights to adulthood. 100 nights to freedom. But what does the West Point Band have to do with that? Let’s step back in time…
Before Facebook, before TV, even before radio, there were “entertainments.” Jokes, dances, poetry, and storytelling pulled together into a show designed to dazzle any pre-electronics audience.
The West Point Band is pleased to announce their Winter Concert Series for 2018. The Concert Band, Benny Havens Band, and Quintette 7 will be playing at venues all across the Hudson Valley, New Jersey, and even New York City. The series starts in January and goes all the way through April. Click the link below to see if we're playing near you!Find Out More
Couldn't make it in person? Check out the broadcast of the West Point Band's Bicentennial Gala Concert performed live in Lincoln Center's David Geffen Hall.Click Here
Check out the new album by the Benny Havens Band. The album is made up entirely of all original songs by some of Nashville's most successful writers representing BMG, Curb, Tom Leis Music and This Music. It was recorded at Soundstage in November of 2015 by the members of the Benny Havens Band, produced by Michael Spriggs and completed in late 2016.Click Here
Take a look at this digital collection of items that can be seen at the West Point Band's bicentennial exhibit on display now at the West Point Museum. The Exhibit commemorates 200 years of service to the academy and the nation. The full exhibit can be seen on the first of the floor of the museum for a limited time.Click Here
Sure, there are plenty of bands that have stayed together a long time — the Rolling Stones (1960s), the Boston Pops (1880s).Then there is the West Point Band, the official band-in-residence of the United States Military Academy. On Thursday, the band officially turned 200 years old.......Read More
There’s no better way to celebrate America’s independence than with the Army’s oldest band! Grab a blanket, bring a picnic, and enjoy a wide variety of music ranging from traditional field music to today’s popular hits, and everything in between. As always, this performance concludes with a spectacular fireworks display over the Hudson River.
Check out this behind the scenes video put together by Macy's showing the West Point Band's involvement in this year's Macy's 4th of July fireworks spectacular in NYC. The show was broadcast live around the world on NBC.
Sure, there are plenty of bands that have stayed together a long time — the Rolling Stones (1960s), the Boston Pops (1880s). Then there is the West Point ...
The West Point Band proudly celebrates 200 years of service to the academy, the Army, and the Nation. Click here to view an interactive history timeline covering the band's storied 200 year history.
Take heart Summer fun-seekers, a concert at West Point’s legendary Trophy Point Amphitheater just might be the perfect summer evening. This annual tradition on the grounds .....
Watch this special video with shots of the West Point Band over the years to commemorate the Band's Bicentennial.
The United States Military Academy at West Point Band celebrates 200 years of musical service.
Last week I made my sixth visit to West Point, which has to be the world’s best leadership learning academy. I was there in the role of senior fellow..........
The West Point Band is the Army's oldest active duty band, founded on the Beautiful and historic grounds of the United States Military Academy in 1817. The band traces its lineage to fifers and drummers who were part of Continental Army units at West Point during the time of the American Revolution. Officially established on June 8, 1817, the West Point Band will be celebrating its bicentennial this year. Although many changes have occurred over the years, music continues to be an aspect of daily life for the cadets and Soldiers at the academy. Today, the band continues to inspire and motivate the next generation of the Army’s leaders, as well as serving as musical ambassadors for the Army to the nation.Learn More
"But the real surprise came in Morton Gould's Symphony No. 4 ("West Point"), a work written for the West Point band in 1952 and performed by it here under Colonel Holtan... A somber first movement, "Epitaphs," gives way to the second and last, "Marches." At one point a marching machine, a wooden contraption, is deployed to depict the clomping of multitudes, and the effect was deeply moving... However in or out of fashion patriotism may be at the moment, this concert held an almost full house in thrall."
"I first heard a West Point music performance in 1974 when my cousin (Edward M. Sanders) graduated with David Patraeus. Then last year, I had the opportunity to hear West Point perform at my daughter's college, Marywood University, in a tribute to veterans. Their performance was absolutely spectacular !! Their program was patriotic perfection and their musicianship was absolute musical mastery.
Listening to the West Point Band play these powerful musical pieces and interact as they practiced, I learned how to become a better leader.