July 4th Concert With the 208th Army Band
Join us this 4th of July for an Independence Day celebration on the Pavilion Lawn and Stage at Festival Park. Gates will open to the public at 6 pm. The evening will begin with a live performance from the 208th Army Band starting at 8:00 pm. Enjoy live music and stick around for the Town of Manteo fireworks starting at dusk. Don't forget to bring your chairs and blankets to sit and enjoy the show. Due to fireworks, we ask you to not bring your pets to the event.
About the 208th Army Band
The 208th Army Band is a United States Army Reserve Band stationed in Concord, North Carolina, comprised of approximately 40 citizen warrior musicians. The band is currently under the direction of its new Commander, Chief Warrant Officer Two Robert H. Slade. It is a separate unit under the 81st Regional Support Command. The band’s primary mission is to promote the esprit de corps of our fighting forces and act as musical goodwill ambassadors for the Army throughout the entire Southeastern United States and Puerto Rico. The band performs a variety of music from traditional concert music, jazz, rock, marches, patriotic selections.
The band has performed concerts and parades at Walt Disney World, the Coca-Cola 600, Carolina Panther’s games, Myrtle Beach, Washington, D.C., and various Veteran’s Day and Independence Day parades and concerts. However, the band’s most important and vital service continues to be providing morale support, performing in ceremonies for soldiers being deployed to combat and returning home and honoring fallen veterans in the form of Taps for military funerals and memorial services.