Skip to comments.1812 Overture at West Point, NY, tonight
Posted on 09/04/2004 9:15:52 AM PDT by Turk82_1
Why not go to the Labor Day Concert at West Point? Dull, right?
Not really. This final outdoor concert of the season for the West Point Band will last from about 6PM until 9PM, and includes performances by our beloved Hellcats, the Jazz Knights, and the USMA Concert Band. The US Army Chorus will also perform.
Now, I am no big fan of classical music, and would not drive 10 miles to see a concert, much less the 2+hrs this trip will take. Except for one thing: On the schedule is the 1812 Overture, complete with cannon and fireworks.
I never went to this concert until two years ago, when I took my kids. Wow - what an impressive job the Band did. Now I try to get there every year and bring my civilian friends with me.
I highly urge you to go to this best-of-the-season concert by the folks we remember every revellie - the USMA Band.
USMA Band Schedule: http://www.usma.edu/Band/SCHED.HTM
Notes on the 1812 Overture: http://www.classical.net/music/comp.lst/works/tchaikov/1812.html Listen to the 1812 Overture: http://www.espew.com/cgi-bin/spew/1343327/thaikovsky_1812overture.mp3
Weather for West Point: http://www.srh.noaa.gov/data/forecasts/NYZ067.php?warncounty=NYC071&city=West+Point
For a great read, check out "Absolutely American"
This book is an account of the daily events of a Cadet. During the time the author, David Lipsky, was at West Point documenting his story, 9-11 occurred. It is interesting to see how the complete focus of the military changed through the eyes of Cadets.
Hmmm... maybe next year? ;-)