Friday, March 03, 2017

USMC Band Storms Pasco County

Who: United States Marine Corps (USMC) Band

What: USMC Band Concerts

When: 3 p.m. Sunday, March 26

Where: Dade City Historic Courthouse, 37918 Meridian Ave., in Dade City

Why: To interact with students and inspire future military musicians. 

How: The U.S. Marine Corps Band is required to visit each United States quadrant on an annual basis. Pasco County was chosen for the southeast quadrant at the request of Congressman Gus Bilirakis. They will perform in front of the Dade City Historic Courthouse, where students can ask the musicians questions or request marches to be played. Attendees can bring blankets to sit on the grass and lawn chairs to sit on the sidewalk and street, which will be closed.  After the concert, the Marines will mingle with attendees. The band also will be featured in the Chasco Street Parade on March 25, followed by a concert in Sims Park that is open to the public. Prior to the parade, they will perform a private concert for school bands, JROTC units, and student groups. Attached is a flyer for the Dade City concert.