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Citadel News Service
21 Mar 2007

Regimental Band and Pipes to put on community concert

When most people think of The Citadel Regimental Band and Pipes, they usually think of military marches and regimented parades. But this fine group of cadet musicians has much more in its repertoire and intends to show it off to the Lowcountry.

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Under the direction of retired Navy Cmdr. Mike Alverson, band director, and Jim Dillahey, pipe director, the regimental band and pipes will perform at 6:45 p.m. Tuesday, April 17 in McAlister Field House.

The concert is being presented as part of The Citadel’s Fine Arts Series. The band and pipes will perform selections from many musical styles, from Broadway to the traditional sounds of Scotland.

The Regimental Band has been a part of The Citadel 1909. The sounds of bagpipes were first heard in 1955. As one of the 18 companies comprising the South Carolina Corps of Cadets, the Regimental Band and Pipes contributes to the morale of the Corps and helps to maintain the martial atmosphere of the campus. It performs during the Friday afternoon dress parades, buglers control the daily schedule and freshman and sophomore cadets from the band perform as the Corps marches to its noon meal during the week. The band is active at formal ceremonies, community events and football games and inspires Citadel athletic teams.

The concert is free and open to the public.

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