“We are honored to present this bicentennial commemoration concert
recognizing the tremendous contributions during the War of 1812
by our United States Navy, Marine Corps and Coast Guard,” said
Lt. Patrick Kevin Sweeten, director of the Navy Band
The free, public event is scheduled to take place from 7 to 8:30
p.m. in Doermann Theatre, located on the third floor of
The Navy Band Great Lakes is comprised of 45 professional musicians
who perform more than 600 missions each year, including military
ceremonies, public performances and more. Since the first bugler
reported for duty over 100 years ago, “Pride in Service” has
been the theme for Navy Band Great Lakes.
The Marine Corps Band New Orleans began in 1978 and performs more
than 250 times annually, entertaining over six million people.
“I believe the audience will take from this patriotic performance
pride for our Armed Forces accomplishments over the years, while
also learning some important facts about our nation’s history
and the critical role our Sea Services Team plays in world
affairs,” Sweeten said.
Guests attending the concert may park in the grassy area across
from University Hall, between Goddard and Drummond roads with
access from Goddard. Directional signs will be posted and Rocket
Patrol will be there to assist guests with parking.
This concert at UT is one of many in Toledo during Navy Week, which
also includes tours of the U.S.S.Hurricane, U.S.S. De Wert and
the historic U.S. Brig Niagra. The community also will have the
opportunity to learn about the War of 1812 and the relevance of
today’s Navy, and see the U.S. Navy and Coastguard as well as
the Canadian Navy firsthand through community events and
To learn more about the Navy Band Great Lakes visit
For more information about Navy Week in Toledo, visit