The 1st Marine Division Band plays in Arcadia

Published in the Arcadia Weekly

Courtesy photo

Courtesy photo

National Night Out & Arcadia’s 111th Birthday! National Night Out promotes crime prevention and awareness through police-community partnerships. Arcadia’s Police and Fire Department will be joining us for this very special occasion. Free fingerprinting for the kids, crime prevention materials and other information will be available. Stop by and show your support to Arcadia’s finest. But wait…that is not it! Help Arcadia celebrate our 111th birthday by enjoying some birthday cake while supplies last.

The 1st Marine Division Band, based out of Camp Pendleton, California, consists of 50 Marine musicians. While the primary mission of the 1st Marine Division Band is to provide musical support for military parades and ceremonies, they remain versatile to accommodate other needs. In addition to the Ceremonial Band and Concert Band, the band forms smaller ensembles such as Big Band, Jazz Combo, Brass Quintet, and Party Band. They perform at over 300 commitments a year, with highlights including the State Funeral of President Ford, the Tournament of Roses Parade, Disneyland’s Independence Day Concerts, and annual concerts at the California Center for the Arts, Escondido. In 2007, the 1st Marine Division Band was awarded the “Colonel George S. Howard Citation of Musical Excellence for Military Concert Bands” administered by the John Philip Sousa Foundation.

All Marine Corps Bands fulfill the objective of preserving the values that comprise the unique and fundamental national strength and character of the United States. Whether performing music or serving in a combat zone, the 1st Marine Division Band carries on this esteemed tradition and remains the Pride of the Division.

Movies in the Park

The Movies in the Park are held on Friday evenings with activities starting at 7:30pm on the lawn between City Hall and the Police Department (240 West Huntington Drive). On August 8, Captain America (PG-13) will be showing. Movies in the Park provided in partnership with CHOICESS Arcadia.

Captain America (PG-13) – August 8, 2014

During World War II, a brave, patriotic American Soldier undergoes experiments to become a new super soldier, “Captain America.” Captain America is a fictional superhero who appears in American comic books published by Marvel Comics, as well as in a number of television, movie and video game adaptations. The character first appeared in Captain America Comics #1 from Marvel Comics’ 1940s predecessor, Timely Comics, and was created by Joe Simon and Jack Kirby.

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