BERLIN - The Berlin Veterans Commission announced the return of the Navy Band Northeast Pops Ensemble for a concert to honor veterans.
The Navy Band Northeast will play at Veterans Memorial Park on Friday, Sept. 22, at 7pm.
Led by its Director, Lt. Joel Borrelli-Boudreau, the 30-member pops ensemble performs traditional works for concert band while raising public awareness of the U.S. Navy and the importance of naval service.
The ensemble regularly features vocalists who perform patriotic classics, operatic arias and Broadway showstoppers. The ensemble seeks to delight and unite audiences of children, students, adults and especially U.S. military veterans.
The concert is free and open to the public.
Veterans Memorial Park is located on Veterans Way, across from Stop & Shop.
In case of rain the concert will be held indoors at McGee Elementary School, 899 Norton Road.
Berlin Veterans Memorial Park is dedicated to all veterans who honorably served.
Established in 1974, Navy Band Northeast is based on board Naval Station Newport and is one of 11 official U.S. Navy bands worldwide, providing musical support for military ceremonies, recruiting, morale and retention programs, and community relations.
This group of 30 professional Navy musicians supports more than 300 engagements annually throughout an 11-state area of responsibility, performing regularly for high-ranking military and civilian dignitaries