Monday, September 3, 2012

In Concert: US Navy Show Band, 1978

Thanks to Corey Swinderman for this footage of the unit that put the "show" in "Show Band."

This 1978 concert by the U.S. Navy Show Band, led by John Pastin, was videotaped in Dover, Ohio. The recording technology is rough by today's standards, but still captures the band's musicianship and energy.

I was on the staff at the School of Music during the years John ran the group, and saw the band frequently. Their visits to the Amphibious Base Theater proved just how effectively artistry and entertainment can share the same stage.

Their post-concert visits to the Brass Bell Lounge also demonstrated that these guys knew how to, uh, have a good time.

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