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May 17, 2019

Contact: Steve Hawkins
Oklahoma History Center, Oklahoma Historical Society
Office: 405-522-0754

Navy Band Southwest to Perform at the Oklahoma History Center During Navy Week

OKLAHOMA CITY — The Oklahoma History Center is proud to announce the upcoming performance of the Navy Band Southwest on Tuesday, May 28, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. in the Devon Great Hall at the Oklahoma History Center, located at 800 Nazih Zuhdi Drive in Oklahoma City. The concert is free and open to the public.

Navy Band Southwest’s Wind Ensemble concerts include standard repertoire associated with military bands, as well as more contemporary, popular selections. These pieces range from patriotic favorites, to the sounds of the big band era, to current pop and country tunes. Concertgoers will hear works from composers such as John Philip Sousa, Gustav Holst and John Williams. This ensemble prides itself in presenting a variety of music sure to please audiences of all ages and tastes.

More than a decade ago, the U.S. Navy created the Navy Week outreach program to allow the Navy to build and strengthen ties to various communities. During Navy Week, representatives of this service branch visit city after city, offering public programs to introduce themselves and their several components to the local population. Oklahoma City’s Navy Week will feature:

  • Senior Navy leadership
  • Sailors from locally assigned units such as Strategic Communications Wing
  • Sailors from the oldest warship afloat, USS Constitution
  • Navy Divers and Navy Explosive Ordnance Disposal teams
  • Navy Band Southwest performances
  • Ceremonial Guard Drill Team performances
  • Sailors from Navy Meteorological and Oceanographic Command
  • Local recruiters and U.S. Naval Academy admissions representatives
  • Office of Small Business Programs symposium
  • The Blue Angels

For more information about the Navy Band Southwest performance at the Oklahoma History Center, please call 405-522-0765.

The Oklahoma History Center is a division of the Oklahoma Historical Society and is an affiliate of the Smithsonian Institution, National Archives and is an accredited member of the American Alliance of Museums. The mission of the Oklahoma Historical Society is to collect, preserve and share the history and culture of the state of Oklahoma and its people. Founded in 1893 by members of the Territorial Press Association, the OHS maintains museums, historic sites and affiliates across the state. Through its research archives, exhibits, educational programs and publications the OHS chronicles the rich history of Oklahoma. For more information about the OHS, please visit www.okhistory.org.


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