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The United States Navy Concert Band from Washington, D.C., will present a free concert at 7 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 26 at the Sullivan Performing Arts Center & John Thomas Theatre in Texarkana. Doors will open at 6:30 p.m.

Under the baton of Capt. Kenneth Collins, the Concert Band is the United States Navy's premier wind ensemble. The group includes 56 performers on flute, oboe, clarinet, saxophone, bassoon, trumpet, horn, euphonium, trombone, tuba, string bass, harp and percussion. The band's repertoire includes marches, symphonic selections, patriotic works and popular favorites. As the original ensemble of the Navy Band, the Concert Band has been performing public concerts and participating in high-profile events for more than 85 years.

Local guest student performers will join the Navy Band on stage to perform John Philip Sousa's "Washington Post" march.

The concert is free, however tickets and limited to a maximum of six per person. Tickets may be picked up at Texarkana Independent School District Administrative Offices, 4241 Summerhill Road, from 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. Additionally, you may contact TISD via phone at 903.794.3651 ext. 1013 or email at tisdpr@txkisd.net and they will mail tickets directly to you.

Any unclaimed seats will be available to non-ticket holders just prior to concert time.

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