The Naval Academy Band will present a Commissioning Week Music Festival featuring the Electric Brigade and the Crabtowne Stompers Wednesday, May 22, from 2-3:45 p.m. on Ingram Field. The festival is free and open to the public.
Rooted in the original New Orleans jazz music of the early 1900s, the Crabtowne Stompers fuses its music with more modern funk and jazz elements similar to the music of today’s popular groups Bonerama and the Dirty Dozen Brass Band. The creative improvisational and compositional techniques of its members makes the Crabtowne Stompers’ music truly innovative and unique.
The Electric Brigade is the Navy’s premier popular music ensemble and has been entertaining audiences around the world since 1979. Acting as the United States Naval Academy’s musical ambassadors to the nation, EB serves as a major public relations tool for the Navy, supporting Navy Recruiting by acquainting young Americans with the Armed Forces. With its unique brand of high-energy performance, this elite group has set the standard in popular-music entertainment for United States Navy Bands all over the world. EB’s repertoire includes the most current and popular music, as well as rhythm and blues, dance, Motown, classic rock, modern rock, soul, hip-hop, swing, country, and disco.
In case of inclement weather the festival will be held in the Mitscher Hall auditorium and seating will be on a first-come, first-served basis.
Visitors to the Naval Academy may walk through Gate 1 (King George Street) and Gate 3 (Maryland Avenue) of the academy and will be required to show valid, government-issued picture identification. Vehicles without Department of Defense decals are not permitted on Naval Academy grounds. Authorized vehicles may enter through Gate 1 (King George Street) or Gate 8 (Maryland Route 450). Handicapped visitors with proper decals and identification are permitted through Gate 1 during normal business hours and may be subject to a vehicle inspection. All bags are subject to search.
For more information about Commissioning Week activities please visit http://www.usna.edu/CommissioningWeek/. For more information about the Naval Academy visit our webpage www.usna.edu or our Facebook page.