NPS Centennial Jazz Band to Perform Free Concert at Morristown National Historical Park

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Date: May 26, 2016
Contact: Vanessa Smiley

Celebrate the National Park Service’s 100th anniversary through this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity! As part of its National Park Service (NPS) Centennial tour, the NPS Centennial Band from New Orleans Jazz National Historical Park will perform at Morristown National Historical Park (NHP). The band members will play music never heard before at Morristown NHP, and best yet, the concert is FREE. The jam session begins at 7:00 p.m.on Friday, June 3rd in Morristown NHP’s Washington’s Headquarters Museum, 30 Washington Place, Morristown, New Jersey.

The mission of the Centennial Band is to:
*Enhance opportunities for visitors to experience and appreciate the sights and sounds of early jazz throughout the nation;
*Interpret the origins, history, and progression of jazz; and
*Promote and assist the education of students in various forms of jazz in order to perpetuate its continued evolution as a true American art form.

The Centennial Band is comprised of active, retired, or former park rangers as well as park volunteers and interns. The band performs traditional New Orleans jazz, selections from the Great American Songbook, and original compositions written by Ranger Jeff Wolin. The original songs can be found onSongs for Junior Rangers Volume 1andSongs for Junior Rangers, Volume 2: The Centennial Edition, both of which will be for sale in Morristown NHP’s gift shop during the event.

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Morristown National Historical Park preserves, protects, and commemorates the landscapes, structures, features, and museum collections of the Continental Army winter encampments, the headquarters of General George Washington, and related Revolutionary War sites at Morristown, New Jersey for the benefit and inspiration of the public. Morristown NHP also represents a continuum of our nation’s efforts to protect our common heritage: as the very first “national historical park”, the park was also established to commemorate, preserve, and memorialize American history and heritage.

For more information about the park, please call 973-539-2016 ext. 210 or visit our website atwww.nps.gov/morr.

You can also check out our Museum Blog athttp://morristownnhpmuseum.blogspot.com/.
 



Last updated: June 2, 2016

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