Inspiring America's Leaders Since 1817

Inspiring America's Leaders Since 1817

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Kids’ Night - Road Trip Across America with Quintette 7

July 22nd, 2017 | 6:00 PM

Trophy Point

More than just a concert, Kids Night is an immersive musical experience where your little ones will get to sing, dance, march, and move along with the members of the band as we take them on an exciting journey across America. Be sure to arrive at 6pm for the instrument petting zoo, where your child can get up close and personal with the instruments of the band!

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Dancing Under The Stars

Benny Havens Band

August 5th, 2017 | 7:30 PM

Trophy Point

Dance the night away to all of your favorite dance hits, past and present. You’re invited up to the Trophy Point stage, converted into the perfect dance floor overlooking stunning Hudson River views. Bring your best moves and get ready to party!

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Behind The Scenes: Macy's Fireworks

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.

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West Point Band At 200: From Fife and Drums to Live Streaming

June 9th, 2017 

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.......

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Our Story

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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.

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Summer Concert Series 2017

Trophy Point | West Point, NY
June 17th - Labor Day
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What People Say About Us

"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."

July 2nd, 2010

"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.

Anne McCormick

Listening to the West Point Band play these powerful musical pieces and interact as they practiced, I learned how to become a better leader.

Don Yaeger, Forbes April 2017