Presented by the KU School of Music
The premier wind ensemble of the U.S. Navy, presents a wide array of marches, patriotic selections, orchestral transcriptions and modern wind ensemble repertoire.
Collaboration with celebrities has become a hallmark for the Concert Band. The band was featured with Arthur Godfrey of NBC radio fame in 1927. Gene Kelly was guest star for the first episode of “The Navy Hour” radio program in 1945, which the band produced for an astounding 23 years. More recently, the band featured guest artists Tony Curtis and Gregory Peck. In 2002, the band was filmed performing “America the Beautiful;” the performance was broadcast by the NFL prior to each game during opening week. In addition to national concert tours and an extensive local concert season, the Concert Band has been featured internationally at military tattoos and festivals in Oslo, Norway, Stockholm and Quebec City, Canada. In 1996, the band was honored to participate in the 300th Anniversary of the Russian Fleet in St. Petersburg, Russia, and in the Baltic International Festival of the Fleets in Kaliningrad, Russia. Recognized as one of the finest wind ensembles in the world, the Concert Band is in constant demand by the nation’s foremost musical education organizations, such as the American Bandmasters Association and The Midwest Clinic.
This event is not part of the Lied Center’s performance series. For hosted events, the Lied Center has limited control over event-related activities, content, recording, reproduction, cancellation and ticketing or refund policies.
Please note, Friends of the Lied ticket discounts do not apply to this performance as it is a hosted event and not part of the Lied Center’s performance series.
- Tickets are available, in person at the Lied Center ticket office, only.
- Limit of four tickets per person.
- The tickets will expire at 7:15 pm on the night of the show.