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Military Bands Summer Concert Series 2014 - U.S. Navy Band

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United States Capitol
Military Bands Summer Concert Series 2014

U.S. Navy Band - Monday Evenings
June 2, 9, 16, 23, 30
July 7, 14, 21, 28
August 11, 18, 25

The 2014 series of concerts will be inaugurated by the Navy Band on Monday, June 2, 2014. All concerts start at 8 p.m. and are held on the U.S. Capitol West Front Steps (National Mall side) - weather permitting.

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