West Point hosts end-of-season concert with fireworks and cannon fire

As is well-known among musicians, the Military Academy bands tend to be red-hot and stacked with serious players. The arts of war and brass, in particular, have always been closely allied. Although perhaps necessarily conservative in repertoire, the West Point Band never fails to bring the articulate thunder. They perform at West Point’s Trophy Point Amphitheater on Sunday, September 1, concluding West Point’s Summer Music Series with a Labor Day blowout on the banks of the Hudson. The bill also includes the Hellcats and the Benny Havens Band, topped off with a performance of the 1812 Overture with live cannon fire and a magnificent fireworks display. This concert is free, but getting into the Academy, per usual, requires a little additional legwork. Be sure to RSVP at the website below.

Summer Music Series finale
Sunday, Sept. 1, 7:30 p.m.
Free/preregister
Trophy Point Amphitheater
West Point Military Academy
Stony Lonesome Rd., West Point
(845) 938-2617
www.westpointband.eventbrite.com

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