On Saturday night, the Navy Band Great Lakes played at Waterworks Park. The performance started with the firing of cannons on the lake shore and was filled with patriotic marches and tributes to fallen soldiers. Director Lieutenant Patrick Kevin Sweeten was presented with a commemorative bicentennial pin at the concert.
In attendance at the concert was Richard Spear who was in the WWII Navy Band. Spear introduced himself to director Sweeten before the concert started.
Richard Spear member of the WWII Navy Band standing to be recognized during the armed forces military medley.
The Navy Band Great Lakes will be playing two performances today, Sunday Sep. 1. At 2 p.m. the Hoover Auditorium in Lakeside is hosting the Navy Band Great Lakes wind ensemble. At 7 p.m. the Navy Band Great Lakes Showband will be performing at the Marblehead Lighthouse.
Crowd at Waterworks Park
Director Sweeten said that the Navy Band is in a competition with the Army Band to have more likes on Facebook. To help the Navy Band win or to get more information on the Navy Band Great Lakes visit http://www.netc.navy.mil/nstc/navyband/.