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Citadel News Service
17 Nov 2010

Theater group, Citadel bands featured Fine Arts acts

America’s longest running classical touring company and The Citadel Regimental Band and Pipes will be the featured performing groups for spring semester Fine Arts program.

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The Citadel Regimental Band and Pipes spent August in Edinburgh, Scotland, as one of the featured performers at the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo.

Since in 1965, the Fine Arts Series has provided the Corps of Cadets with a variety of programs including opera, musical ensembles, dance groups and classical dramatic presentation. Two performances are held each semester during the academic year.

The National Players, which is celebrating its 62nd year, will present “The Scarlet Letter” at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 22 in Buyer Auditorium in Mark Clark Hall.

Based on an 1850 work of fiction by Nathaniel Hawthorne, “The Scarlett Letter” tells the story of Hester Prynne, scorned by her adulterous history and punished with a scarlet red “A” emblazoned on her chest, tries to rebuild her life as he long thought dead husband seeks revenge against her and the father of her child.

Then on Tuesday, April 19, The Citadel Regimental Band and Pipes will put on its annual spring concert at 6:30 p.m. in McAlister Field House.

The band, one of the most recognized cadet organizations at The Citadel, spent August in Edinburgh, Scotland, as one of the featured performers at the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo, a nightly show featuring military musicians and performing groups from around the world.

The spring concert will be under the direction of retired Navy Cmdr. Mike Alverson and Citadel Capt. Jim Dillahey. The cadets of the Regimental Band and Pipes will present selections of varied musical styles-from Broadway to the traditional sounds of Scotland.

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