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Come join the Marine Band for a special Young People’s Concert as it explores the musical connections between iconic Star Wars movie characters in a fun and educational program the whole family will enjoy! Featuring the popular music of John Williams, the audience will learn what it is about the music that makes a character seem evil, good, loveable, or goofy. The performance will also feature members of the 501st and Rebel Legions in full Star Wars costumes. Make sure to stick around after the concert for photos with your favorite characters! Star Wars costumes welcome! The concert will take place at 2 p.m., Sunday, April 30, at Northern Virginia Community College's Schlesinger Concert Hall. Free admission and parking. - Come join the Marine Band for a special Young People’s Concert as it explores the musical connections between iconic Star Wars movie characters in a fun and educational program the whole family will enjoy! Featuring the popular music of John Williams, the audience will learn what it is about the music that makes a character seem evil, good, loveable, or goofy. The performance will also feature members of the 501st and Rebel Legions in full Star Wars costumes. Make sure to stick around after the concert for photos with your favorite characters! Star Wars costumes welcome! The concert will take place at 2 p.m., Sunday, April 30, at Northern Virginia Community College's Schlesinger Concert Hall. Free admission and parking.

This concert will include works by some of Great Britain’s most prominent composers, including Sir Arthur Sullivan’s Overture to Iolanthe; Benjamin Britten’s Suite on English Folk Tunes, Opus 90; and Ralph Vaughan Williams’ Concerto in F minor for Bass Tuba and Orchestra, featuring assistant principal tuba Gunnery Sgt. Franklin Crawford. The program will close with Franz Joseph Haydn’s Symphony No. 104 in D, London. Although Haydn was Austrian, he made several extended stays in England and composed his last 12 symphonies in London which garnered that body of work the nickname of the “London Symphonies.” The concert will take place at 4 p.m., Sunday, April 23, at Howard Community College's Horowitz Visual and Performing Arts Center in Columbia, Md. Free parking.Free tickets required. For tickets, call HCC Box Office at 443-518-1500. - This concert will include works by some of Great Britain’s most prominent composers, including Sir Arthur Sullivan’s Overture to Iolanthe; Benjamin Britten’s Suite on English Folk Tunes, Opus 90; and Ralph Vaughan Williams’ Concerto in F minor for Bass Tuba and Orchestra, featuring assistant principal tuba Gunnery Sgt. Franklin Crawford. The program will close with Franz Joseph Haydn’s Symphony No. 104 in D, London. Although Haydn was Austrian, he made several extended stays in England and composed his last 12 symphonies in London which garnered that body of work the nickname of the “London Symphonies.” The concert will take place at 4 p.m., Sunday, April 23, at Howard Community College's Horowitz Visual and Performing Arts Center in Columbia, Md. Free parking. Free tickets required. For tickets, call HCC Box Office at 443-518-1500.

This concert will feature 2017 Concerto Competition winner French horn player Shawn Zheng performing Richard Strauss’ Allegro from Horn Concerto No. 1 in E-flat. The program will feature another winner: the champion march from the Marine Band’s annual “Sousa’s March Mania” tournament. The concert will also include fantastic staples of the wind band repertoire, and a commemorative new arrangement in honor of Ella Fitzgerald’s centennial birthday. The concert will take place at 2 p.m., Sunday, April 9, at Northern Virginia Community College's Schlesinger Concert Hall in Alexandria, Va. Free admission and parking. - This concert will feature 2017 Concerto Competition winner French horn player Shawn Zheng performing Richard Strauss’ Allegro from Horn Concerto No. 1 in E-flat. The program will feature another winner: the champion march from the Marine Band’s annual “Sousa’s March Mania” tournament. The concert will also include fantastic staples of the wind band repertoire, and a commemorative new arrangement in honor of Ella Fitzgerald’s centennial birthday. The concert will take place at 2 p.m., Sunday, April 9, at Northern Virginia Community College's Schlesinger Concert Hall in Alexandria, Va. Free admission and parking.