Navy Band Sea Chanters Performs at Texas Tech

Band is under the direction of Texas Tech School of Music alumni Benjamin Bransford and Casey Elliot.

Sea Chanters

Navy Band Sea Chanters (Photo Courtesy: US Navy)

Two Texas Tech University alumni are returning to Lubbock to perform with the United States Navy Band Sea Chanters at 7:30 p.m. March 12 in the Allen Theatre.

The band currently is under the direction of Texas Tech School of Music alumni Benjamin Bransford and Casey Elliot. The ensemble performs music ranging from traditional choral music to opera, Broadway and contemporary music.

The Sea Chanters frequently are found at national events, including inauguration day in 2009. They played at memorials for astronauts of the space shuttle Columbia and the presidential wreath laying ceremony at the United Airlines flight 92 crash site in Shanksville, Pa.

The band also appeared at the Kennedy Center Honors and with the National Symphony Orchestra for “National Memorial Day Concerts” at the U.S. Capitol. They also performed on “Larry King Live,” “CBS This Morning” and at the premiere of the movie “Pearl Harbor.”

The event is free and open to the public. Tickets can be picked up at the door, or reserved by calling (806) 834-2623 or via email.

For a glimpse of the Sea Chanters, visit the United States Navy Band YouTube channel.

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School of Music

The School of Music

The School of Music is part of the J.T. and Margaret Talkington College of Visual & Performing Arts.

With more than 500 students, the size is ideal for creating larger ensembles as well as ensuring individual attention with private study.

Faculty includes a performing specialist on all band and orchestral instruments as well as piano, voice, organ, harp and guitar, and specialists in conducting, composition, electronic music, music education, musicology, world music and music theory.

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