a great performance by The Next Wave Naval Academy Band

Tonight we attended a concert by The Next Wave Naval Academy Band.  Fabulous!

They’re on a recruiting tour in New Mexico for the Naval Academy, visiting a number of high schools to promote the Naval Academy.  It seems New
Mexico is under-represented at the Academy.  We don’t have a big seafaring tradition here.

Tonight they mostly played big band-style jazz, and several numbers featured a great female singer, swinging to the beat.  I told a friend “that’s the only time you’ll see
those kinds of moves in a Navy uniform!”

They’ll be performing at the Gazebo in Old Town again on Saturday, September 12th, 6-8:00 p.m., and I heard they’ll have a few Latin and salsa numbers in the program.