Come join us as we celebrate the Army's 243rd Birthday! There's no better place to commemorate another year in the Army's storied history than on the historic grounds of the United States Military Academy, overlooking the beautiful Hudson River.
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..........
Members of the West Point Band and Colonel Doug McInvale pay tribute to fathers everywhere with the Zac Brown Band tune "My Old Man." Also, watch how this video inspired one Soldier to reconnect with his own father
It's something old vs. something new in this epic Hellcat #drumbattle. Which one's got your vote?
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 celebrated its bicentennial last 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.