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U.S. Navy Band Cruisers to perform at Macomb Center for the Performing Arts Aug. 20

– Wednesday, August 12, 2015 12:00AM

Clinton Twp., MI - America's Navy is coming to Clinton Township, one of 14 cities in five states to host a performance by the United States Navy Band during its 2015 fall tour. The band will perform at the Macomb Center for the Performing Arts on Thursday, Aug. 20, at 7 p.m.      

The U.S. Navy Band Cruisers performance is free, with limited tickets available in-person at the Macomb Center Box Office. For additional information, call the box office Monday through Thursday 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. at 586.286.2222. The Macomb Center is located off I-94 at the corner of Hall and Garfield roads on Macomb Community College's Center Campu, 44575 Garfield Road, Clinton Township. 

As the U.S. Navy’s premier popular music group, the Cruisers feature eight of the Navy’s most dynamic performers. Their versatility provides them the capability to play multiple genres of music, ranging from rhythm and blues, pop, classic rock, adult contemporary, and jazz and standards, as well as original material. This elite group has engaged and excited audiences of all ages throughout the U.S. and abroad with world-class musicianship and high-energy, fun-filled performances.

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.

"For many years, Navy bands have been where it matters, when it matters, just like the rest of our Navy,” said Cmdr. Kenneth Collins, the Navy Band’s commanding officer. "Today, we have Sailors performing around the world, improving relations with our allies abroad as well as telling the Navy story here at home."

About Macomb Center for the Performing Arts
The Macomb Center for the Performing Arts is a community enrichment program of Macomb Community College dedicated to providing a diverse range of family-oriented cultural enrichment experiences.  The Macomb Center presents high-quality professional performances, offers educational outreach in the arts, provides a performance venue for community-based arts organizations, and, in partnership with the adjacent Lorenzo Cultural Center, creates unique opportunities for multifaceted cultural programming. More than 25,000 K-12 students annually attend events at the Macomb Center, with 700 participating in arts education programs.  Further details about the Macomb Center and its current season’s lineup are available at www.MacombCenter.com.

About Macomb Community College
Macomb Community College (www.macomb.edu) is one of the nation’s leading community colleges, providing learning experiences to nearly 48,000 students annually.  Macomb nationally ranks in the top two percent in the number of associate degrees awarded by community colleges.  The college’s comprehensive educational programming includes pre-collegiate experiences, university transfer and career preparation programs, bachelor degree completion and graduate degree programs, workforce training, professional education and certification, and continuing education and enrichment opportunities.

MEDIA CONTACT: Sandy Hazelton-Pianko, 586.226.4737;hazeltons@macomb.edu