Marywood University to Host West Point Band in Concert

SCRANTON, PA (March 1, 2016)-Marywood University’s Wind Ensemble under the direction of David Romines, D.M.A., music, theatre, and dance department co-chair, associate professor and director of bands at Marywood University, and the West Point Band will perform a concert honoring America’s Veterans on Sunday, April 17, 2016, at 4 p.m., in the Sette LaVerghetta Center for Performing Arts. This event is free and open to the public.

The concert will open at 4 p.m., with Marywood University’s Wind Ensemble. This 100-piece band will perform several patriotic selections and will end their performance with a version of Battle Hymn of the Republic, featuring Marywood University’s campus choir under the direction of Rick Hoffenberg, D.M.A., co-chair of the music, theatre, and dance department and associate professor of choral activities at Marywood University.

The second half of the show, beginning at approximately 5 p.m., is reserved for Marywood’s guests, The West Point Band, the Army’s oldest musical organization that continues to provide world-class music to educate, train, and inspire the Corps of Cadets and to serve as ambassadors of the United States Military Academy and the Army to local, national, and international communities. Its innovative programs and performances are enjoyed across the globe through regular television, radio, and recordings. The West Point Band traces its lineage back to a single drummer and fifer left to maintain the tradition of military music at West Point after the Revolutionary War. Over the next 200 years, the band has evolved into one of the most capable and versatile professional performing groups in the world.

For additional information on the concert at Marywood University, please call Dr. Romines, at (706) 255-9180, or email