Bicentennial Gala Concert

Celebrating 200 Years of Service to the Army, the Academy, and the Nation

October 29th | 7:30 PM

Lincoln Center - David Geffen Hall

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Experience this once in a lifetime chance to celebrate the West Point Band's 200 years of service to the United States Military Academy, the Army, and the nation. Be immersed in two centuries of American music with a multimedia experience that explores the band's storied history from the birth of the nation to today. Tracing its history to the American Revolution, the band has evolved from a lone fifer and drummer on the banks of the Hudson River into one of the finest professional performing ensembles in the world. 

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Established in 1817, the West Point Band is the Army's oldest musical organization and continues to provide world-class music to educate, train, and inspire the Corps of Cadets and to serve as ambassadors of the United States Military Academy and the Army to local, national, and international communities. Members of the band are not cadets, but are Soldier-musicians drawn from the nation's finest music schools and performing groups to tell the West Point and Army stories through music.

Under the baton of the band's commander Tod Addison, the West Point Band will present Leonard Bernstein's electrifying Profanation, as well as world premiere works by Pulitzer Prize nominee Ira Hearshen, and Hollywood composer Tim Simonec. The West Point Glee Club, led by its director Constance Chase, will also join the band in performing stirring patriotic works, including Randall Wallace's Mansions of the Lord and Gene Scheer's American Anthem.


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Lincoln Center is located in Manhattan on Broadway, between West 62nd and West 65th Streets. The New York Philharmonic's David Geffen Hall is on the north side of Lincoln Center, at Broadway and West 65th Street. The main entrances are on the north side of the main plaza, facing the fountain.

Car: Lincoln Center offers 24-hour secured indoor parking. Enter on 62nd or 65th Streets, between Columbus and Amsterdam Avenues.

By subway, take the #1 local train to 66th Street Station.

By bus, The M5, M7, M10, M11, M66, and M104 bus lines all stop within one block of Lincoln Center.