City to host a free military concert Tuesday evening

The musical ambassadors of the U.S. Army, the 41st Army Band, will present a free concert at the Biloxi Lighthouse Park Pavilion on Tuesday beginning at 6 p.m.

The band, which often performs in small teams and can sometimes include as many as three dozen musicians, will perform an array of musical ensembles, from rock to jazz.  The concert Tuesday is being organized by Keesler Air Force Base.

The 41st Army Band is stationed in Jackson and is made up of more than three dozen soldiers from six states. The band trains throughout the year and performs at various venues and for local, state and national dignitaries. 

“Military bands help to enhance relationships between our military and the community,” said Angelique N. Smythe with Keesler’s Community and Media Relations. “They also help build espirit de corps among service members.”

The free concert will take place in the open-air pavilion overlooking the Mississippi Sound, just west of the Biloxi Visitors Center, 1050 Beach Blvd. 

The band will also hold two performances on Wednesday, one at the Vandenberg Commons on Keesler at 5:30 p.m. and a jazz combo performance at the White House Hotel at 6 p.m.
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Learn more about Mississippi’s 41st Army Band


News and notes: Weekly report, photos, a dance, a Woolmarket Easter

The week that was: Last week, the Fire Department answered 133 calls for service, including 92 medical emergencies and two fires; the Police Department handled 2,573 calls for service; the Community Development Department issued 74 building permits with a construction valuation of more than $635,000; and the Engineering Department continued to progress on more than three dozen projects throughout the city.  To see the reports covering last week, click here. 

Hop the Trail to Bunnyland photos:  The annual Hop the Trail to Bunnyland event, open to ages five and younger, took picture on the Biloxi Town Green on Saturday.  To see images from the event, click here

Special Needs St. Pat’s Dance:  The Biloxi Parks & Recreation Department will hold its annual Special Needs St. Patrick’s Day Dance Friday from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Donal M. Snyder Sr. Community Center, 2520 Pass Road. The event is free and open to all ages with physical and mental disabilities.  To see the flyer, click here.

Easter Extravaganza:  The annual Easter Extravaganza, held on the grounds of Woolmarket Elementary School on John Lee Road, will take place Saturday from 2 to 4 p.m. The event is free and open to ages 11 and younger.  To see the flyer, click here.