Barbourville, Ky., 23 Jan. 2012
The Hellcats of West Point are scheduled to perform at Union College in early February, bringing their high-energy, patriotic brand of music to Conway Boatman Chapel.
On Friday, Feb. 3, the Hellcats Bugle Corps, an ensemble from the West Point Band of The United States Military Academy in New York, will take stage at 7 p.m. The concert is free and open to the public.
Patriotic classics are expected to make up the bulk of their repertoire.
For more than 220 years, the group has played a role in the rich musical tradition associated with The United States Military Academy. From sounding Reveille to playing the traditional West Point gridiron songs for the annual Army vs. Navy football game, this group has served many functions and has delighted diverse crowds.
Union College is among an impressive list of venues and audiences the Hellcats have visited. In 2002, the group performed with the New York Pops Orchestra in Carnegie Hall and for the Fourth of July with the Boston Pops Orchestra. They have also performed at Disney World and the Pentagon, while members have been featured on television programs such as The Today Show, Fox and Friends, 60 Minutes and Dateline NBC.
For more information, contact Missy Reid in the Union College Office of College Communications at 606-546-1610.
Union College is a four-year liberal arts college related to the United Methodist Church.