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Navy band in Ohio this week

• Mar 13, 2017 at 3:00 PM

Chief Musician Carl A. Lindquist is coming home to Ohio this week while on tour with the United States Navy Band.

The state was chosen to host five of the 23 concerts in nine states by the U.S. Navy Band during its 2017 tour — one of the Navy’s signature outreach programs.

The U.S. Navy Concert Band performances are scheduled for 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Akron Civic Theatre and 11 a.m. Thursday at the Toledo Museum of Art.

Originally from Sandusky, Lindquist joined the Navy Band in 2015 as trumpet instrumentalist after serving eight years with the United States Naval Academy Band.

Prior to that, he was a member of the U.S. Army Field Band from 2004-2007. Lindquist received a bachelor’s of music degree from Boston University in 2001 and a master’s of music degree from Rice University in 2004. His teachers include Marie Speziale, Terry Everson and his father, Jeff. He has performed with the symphony orchestras of Annapolis, Colorado and Delaware. Lindquist is a member of the Navy Band’s brass quintet.

The Navy Concert Band, the premier wind ensemble of the U.S. Navy, presents a wide array of marches, patriotic selections, orchestral transcriptions and modern wind ensemble repertoire. As the original ensemble of the Navy Band, the Concert Band has been performing public concerts and participating in high-profile events for nearly 90 years.

One of the U.S. Navy Band’s primary responsibilities involves touring the country. All of the band’s primary performing units embark each year on concert tours throughout specified regions of the country, allowing the band to reach out to audiences in areas of the country that do not have opportunities to see the Navy's premier musical ensembles on a regular basis. The concerts are family-friendly events, meant to be entertaining to veterans, families, individuals and those interested in joining the Navy.

All Navy Band performances are free and open to the public.

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