THE WEST POINT BAND IS PLEASED TO ANNOUNCE....

2018 MUSIC UNDER THE STARS

June - Labor Day

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All concerts are free and open to the public. No tickets are required. All concerts happen rain or shine, except where otherwise noted. In the event of inclement weather, the concert will be moved indoors to Eisenhower Hall Theatre or Ballroom. See each event listing for details.

Frequently Asked Questions

June 23 | 7:30PM

Concert Band

American Soundscapes

Please join us as we welcome West Point Band Alumni back to the stage for a wonderful evening of musical collaboration with the West Point Concert Band. Bring the whole family and enjoy a picnic overlooking the Hudson River while you listen to music under the stars.

June 30 | 7:30PM

Benny Havens Band

West Point Block Party

Nobody throws a block party quite like the West Point Band. Get ready to dance and sing along with the Benny Havens Band as they kick off the summer with their own A-list playlist, featuring classic rock and pop favorites to old school hip-hop and R&B. Invite your friends, family, and neighbors for some carefree summer fun—the more, the merrier!

July 3 | 6:30PM

Benny Havens Band

White Plains Independence Day Celebration

White Plains High School Athletic Fields, 550 North St, White Plains, NY 10605

Celebrate America's Independence with the Army's favorite party band, the Benny Havens Band. Bring a picnic, and your dancing shoes for a fantastic evening of great music and fireworks.

July 7 | 7:30PM 

July 8 | 7:30 (inclement date)

Independence Day Celebration

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.

July 14 | 6:30PM

6:00PM Instrument Petting Zoo

Quinette 7

Kids’ Night: Story Time with Quintette 7

Calling all kids! Join the West Point Band’s Quintette 7 as they bring your favorite children’s stories to life in this fun and interactive musical experience for the young and young at heart. Your little ones will get to sing, dance, march, and move along with the members of the band as they perform musical renditions of classics such as The Very Hungry Caterpillar, Dear Zoo, and so much more. 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!

July 21 | 7:30PM

Concert Band

The Music of John Williams

Escape to the movies and relive all of your favorite cinematic moments through the power of music as the West Point Band brings you some of the best scores composed for the silver screen. From the exciting and dramatic to lighthearted and comedic soundtracks, this program has something for everyone.

August 4 | 7:30PM

Benny Havens Band

Dancing Under The Stars

Put on your dancing shoes, grab a partner, and head on down to Trophy Point to join the Benny Havens Band for their seventh annual “Dancing Under the Stars.” Trophy Point becomes the Hudson Valley’s most scenic dance floor as the band invites you to the stage to Dougie, Mashed Potato, or Foxtrot to the best of swing, disco, Latin, country, funk, hip-hop, Motown, and more. Bring the whole family – or just that special someone – and spend a night dancing under the stars.

August 11 | 7:30PM

Concert Band

Hello, Dolly! at 50

Treat yourself after a busy workweek to some world-class music by the talented musicians of the West Point Band. In addition to our usual entertaining summer fare, this concert will also showcase music honoring the 50th anniversary of the timeless movie classic “Hello, Dolly!” Fun fact: the movie’s final wedding scene and reprise were actually filmed right at Trophy Point!

August 15 | 6:30PM

Benny Havens Band

Vanderbilt Mansion | Hyde Park, NY

"Music in the Parks"

The Vanderbilt Mansion makes for a beautiful backdrop at this scenic outdoor concert in Hyde Park, New York. Bring your family, friends, and a picnic, and join the West Point Band’s Benny Havens Band for an evening of superb music, including everything from classic rock and pop to old school hip-hop and R&B—and of course, patriotic favorites you know and love. Invite your friends, family, and neighbors to dance and sing along with your favorite summertime hits!

August 16 | 7:30PM

Concert Band

Long Island State Veterans Home

"Patriotic Salute"

Join us as we celebrate the veterans of the Long Island State Veterans Home and all of the men and women who serve with an exciting concert experience featuring a diverse mix of music and patriotic favorites. All are welcome at this outdoor family event!

August 18 | 7:30PM

Benny Havens Band

Red, White, and Country

Grab your cowboy hat and mosey on down to Trophy Point to join the Benny Havens Band as they bring Nashville to New York with this upbeat performance of country music with a patriotic twist. Performing singles from their album “Songs that Save our Lives,” as well as popular songs from current country stars, the Benny Havens Band will make you want to sing along to tunes from Brad Paisley, Miranda Lambert, Garth Brooks, Little Big Town, and more! West Point’s own “Country Colonel,” Colonel Doug McInvale will also make an appearance. Head on over to Trophy Point for a night of good old-fashioned fun down by the river!

September 1 | 7:30PM

September 2 | 7:30 (inclement date)

Labor Day Celebration

You don't want to miss this powerful finale to our summer series, featuring outstanding music, breathtaking views, and the best fireworks show in the Hudson Valley! This annual favorite features performances by the Concert Band, Hellcats, and the Benny Havens Band, and is topped off with a performance of Tchaikovsky's 1812 Overture, complete with live cannon fire.

Past Performances

June 9 | 7:30PM

West Point Jazz Ensemble

Miles Ahead

The West Point Band’s Jazz Ensemble presents “Miles Ahead,” a performance exploring the expansive jazz canon of legendary jazz artist Miles Davis, featuring special guest Ira Coleman on bass, former sideman of Miles Davis alumni with Herbie Hancock and Tony Williams.

June 16 | 7:30PM

Concert Band

The Army Goes Rolling Along

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. The performance kicks off with a streamer ceremony and ends with a cake cutting, in true birthday fashion. Bring your blanket and chairs and get ready to celebrate!

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