Concert includes activities for kids
The West Point Band’s Quintette 7 will present a concert at 6:30 p.m. Sunday July 14 at the Trophy Point Amphitheatre at West Point. The concert will be preceded by an instrument petting zoo at 6 p.m., during which band members will demonstrate their instruments, and children will be able to interact and ask questions. Quintette 7 will bring its own unique spin to repertoire from Verdi’s Rigoletto to Leroy Anderson’s The Typewriter. Children in the audience will have chances to participate in the performance itself, by marching and even conducting the group. This performance is free and open to the public.
The West Point Band’s Quintette 7 selected its name as a witty homage to composer Raymond Scott, incorporating elements of two of his performing ensembles’ names (The Raymond Scott Quintette and The Secret 7). The ensemble, a mixed septet of four rhythm players and three horns, is comprised of members of the West Point Concert Band and the band’s Field Music Group, The Hellcats. Quintette 7 is proud to serve the United States Army as one of the chamber ensembles of the West Point Band, presenting educational and entertaining performances of popular and lesser-known repertoire to appreciative audiences.
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