Guam Territorial Band's 40th Anniversary Concert Nov. 11

by Marcus Landon Aydlett
Guam Territorial Band


7:00 p.m., Friday, November 11, 2016
Dulce Nombre de Maria Cathedral-Basilica, Hagatna
Free Admission, Donations Accepted

The Guam Territorial Band celebrates 40 years of live music on Guam and abroad!

The award-winning Guam Territorial Band will perform a concert to commemorate its 40th anniversary on Friday, November 11, 2016, at 7:00pm, at the Dulce Nombre de Maria Cathedral-Basilica in Hagatna, Guam.  Doors will open at 6:00pm and audience members are asked to dress in semi-formal/island semi-formal attire.  The concert is FREE & OPEN TO THE PUBLIC, however donations are accepted.

The Guam Territorial Band was originally established in 1976 by the late Governor Ricardo J. Bordallo, Guam Insular Arts Council Director Peter Leon Guerrero, and George Washington High School Band Director George Toal as the Governor's Youth Band.  The Band's first performance was on midnight July 4, 1976 at a ceremony commemorating the bicentennial celebration of US Independence from Great Britain (Guam- Where America's Day Begins).  The Band's off-island appearances started in January 1977 when the Band represented Guam at President Jimmy Carter's Inauguration Parade. This year, the Band celebrates 40 years of music making.  The Guam Territorial Band continues to represent Guam on an international stage through its recent performances in Gamagori, Japan (2014, 2016), at the Sydney Opera House (2014), Carnegie Hall (2012), and the 2008 Beijing Olympics. In March 2017, the Band will tour in the United States again, stopping first in North Carolina before performing in the world-renown concert hall, Carnegie Hall.

For more information, please contact Mr. Marcus Landon Aydlett at 671-777-5337 or e-mail

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