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FREE CONCERT: III Marine Expeditionary Force Band

Free Concert: III Marine  Expeditionary Force Band from Okinawa Japan
“Friendship through Music,”

Wednesday, July 10, 2017
Starts at: 6:00 PM
Outdoor Stage, Skinner Plaza

III Marine Expeditionary Force Band

Consisting of approximately 50 musicians, the III Marine Expeditionary Force (MEF) Band possesses diverse musical capabilities. Commonly recognized for its marching, the unit also performs as a wind ensemble, jazz combo, brass band, brass and woodwind quintets, and other smaller chamber ensembles. Because it is the only U. S. military band on Okinawa, the III MEF Band performs in over 300 commitments per year. Some of these events include parades, military and civilian ceremonies, formal concerts, Marine Corps Birthday Balls, and worldwide marching and concert festivals. Due to its high demand, the III MEF Band is highly proficient in a wide variety of settings thus making its musical vocabulary quite extensive; symphonic classics, modern literature, traditional marches, jazz & pop standards, and music from movies and stage productions are nothing out of the ordinary. Similarly, traditional Japanese music is often played due to the band’s location and involvement within the local community. As ambassadors of “Friendship through Music,” the unit frequently participates in community events that often involve Japanese citizens in the celebration of their culture.

The Outdoor Stage

The Outdoor Stage is a perfect venue for larger and more public celebrations and presentations. We offer portable state-of-the-art audio, video and lighting systems to augment your event or production. The elliptical-shaped stage is about 1100 sq. ft., and the clean wall of the stage can be used for projecting movies or other special show features. Visibility from the front of the stage extends throughout Skinner Plaza.

  • 4,400square feet
  • 350 Pax Seating capacity

Additional Charges for:
Projection System and Sound System

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