Comprised of graduates from America's finest music schools, the professional musicians of the Concert Band provide world-class music and support to educate, train, and inspire the Corps of Cadets and to serve as ambassadors of the United States Military Academy and the Army to local, national, and international communities.
The West Point Concert Band is a versatile ensemble that continues to generate newer and innovative ways to lift esprit d’corps of diverse audiences through repertoire selection and performance layouts in concert, cadet athletic, and ceremonial settings. The Concert Band also regularly supports cadet activities at the United States Military Academy, including Graduation Week, Reception Day, Cadet Summer Training, and coaching the Cadet Spirit Band. Additionally, the band also collaborates with the English, Geography, History, and Philosophy departments as useful teaching resources at West Point.
The Concert Band performs concerts, military ceremonies, and at athletic events for the United States Corps of Cadets. The ensemble can be heard around the Greater Hudson Valley, New York City, and throughout the United States. The band’s storied history features performances for U.S. Presidents, Heads of State, foreign dignitaries, and continues to be invited to participate in high-profile events in the New York Metropolitan Area, at locations such as Yankee Stadium, MetLife Stadium, and the Statue of Liberty.
The Concert Band has performed at major venues, including Avery Fisher Hall, Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, Tanglewood, and the Meyerson Symphony Center. The band has been showcased with the New York Philharmonic, continuing a long-standing collaboration between the United States Army’s oldest band and America’s oldest orchestra. They also maintain a close association with the New York Yankees, utilizing the full performing ensemble and chamber groups for high-profile games. Recently, the Concert Band began an annual collaboration with the New Jersey Ballet. Members of the Concert Band have also been featured on the History Channel, Fox News, CNN, and ESPN.
As performers and educators, the musicians of the West Point Band continue to present provocative performances while providing the Corps of Cadets with a piece of living history.