By Gabby Salazar, Tourism Events Supervisor
With Texas A&M being one of only six senior military colleges in the country, College Station has always been proud to honor those who serve our country. We prominently display our appreciation for the military in local museums and memorials, especially Veterans Park & Athletic Complex.
That makes Veterans Park the ideal venue for Saturday’s free concert by the United States Navy Band Cruisers, the Navy’s premier contemporary entertainment ensemble. Gates open at 5:30 p.m. and the show starts at 7. Before the show, guests can take pictures with military and first-response vehicles, tour the Veterans Memorial, enjoy kids’ activities, and more.
The elite group has engaged and excited audiences throughout the U.S. and abroad with energetic, fun-filled performances by eight world-class musicians. The ensemble specializes in jazz, rhythm and blues, soul, classic rock, country, Latin, patriotic, and pop. The group takes its name from the Navy cruiser, a versatile, multi-missioned ship.
Here’s a video excerpt of a Navy Cruisers’ concert last year at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C.:
In addition to public concerts, the Cruisers full-time duties include performing for the president, vice president, secretary of state, Joint Chiefs of Staff, foreign dignitaries, military functions, schools and more.
Join us as we salute our past, present, and future military personnel and first responders with what promises to be a memorable, one-of-a-kind event.
For more information, contact me at 979-764-3486 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tourism Events Supervisor Gabby Salazar is in her third year with the City of College Station. Before joining the city staff, she was the night manager at Texas A&M’s Reed Arena. A product of A&M’s sports management program, Gabby earned her bachelor’s degree in 2014 and is working toward her master’s. A native of Alamo, she was also a member of the Aggies’ nationally-ranked track and cross country teams.
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