Second Marine Aircraft Wing Band to Perform at Methodist University Feb. 2

The Second Marine Aircraft Wing Band will perform Tuesday, Feb. 2, at Methodist University. The patriotic program will begin at 8 p.m. in Huff Concert Hall. This event is free and open to the public.

The Second Marine Aircraft Wing was commissioned in 1941 at Naval Air Station, San Diego, Calif. In 1946, the wing was relocated to Marine Corps Air Station, Cherry Point, N.C., where it remains. Since 1941, the Second Marine Aircraft Wing Band has performed in more than 50,000 ceremonies, concerts, parades, and other events. The musicians of this Marine Corps Band entertain audiences at more than 225 performances each year.

“This 50-piece band has received numerous accolades during its 70-year history,” said Dr. Keith Dippre, chair of Methodist’s Music Department. “The concert will feature a variety of musical styles, including familiar marches, jazz, and popular contemporary music.”

Dippre said he is particularly proud to have this group perform at Methodist, because his son is a member.

“I hope the community will come out in healthy numbers to support our men and women in uniform,” Dippre said.

For more information on this event, please contact the Music Department at 910.630.7100.