Kid’s Night at West Point’s Music Under the Stars

Parade, petting zoo and music from Quintette 7

On Sunday, July 22 beginning at 6 p.m., the United States Military Academy Band will present Kid’s Night with Quintette 7 at West Point’s scenic Trophy Point Amphitheater. The performance will include a mock parade in which children are encouraged to participate, an instrument petting zoo and a strolling brass quintet. In the event of hazardous weather, the concert will take place in the Eisenhower Hall Ballroom.

Comprised of some of West Point’s finest musicians, Quintette 7 initially formed for a one-time performance of the music of Raymond Scott in the fall of 2008. Their name is a combination of two of Scott’s own performance ensembles: The Raymond Scott Quintette and The Secret 7. Encouraged by the success of their initial performance and the support of the Raymond Scott Archives, the group went on to play many more concerts and, in January of 2010, record an album of 22 of Raymond Scott’s works for the West Point Band’s chamber CD project.

Having expanded beyond the music of Raymond Scott, the musical selections for the concert cover a wide gamut, from Hoedown by Aaron Copland to the Beach Boys’ famous hit Good Vibrations. Also featured are traditional songs like Row, Row, Row Your Boat, Take Me out to the Ball Game, and When the Saints Go Marching In.

For concert information, cancellations and updates, call 845-938-2617 or visit westpointband.com. West Point Band news can also be found by following us on Facebook, YouTube and Twitter.


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