The 208th Army Band will provide a free concert on July 4th in the Outdoor Pavilion at Roanoke Island Festival Park in Manteo. Gates open at 6 p.m. with music beginning at 8:00 p.m. Fireworks will be provided by the Town of Manteo beginning at dark. The event is free and open to the public.
Surfing Spoon will be offering yogurt for sale and The Museum Store will be selling bling items. Parking is on a first-serve basis. Handicapped Parking is available until filled (proper permit required). Bring chairs, blankets or tarps- no dogs, tents or umbrellas. It is a free event.
The 208th Army Band is a United States Army Reserve Band stationed in Concord, North Carolina, comprised of approximately 40 citizen warrior musicians. The band is currently under the direction of its new Commander, Chief Warrant Officer Two Robert H. Slade. It is a separate unit under the 81st Regional Support Command. The band’s primary mission is to promote the esprit de corps of our fighting forces and act as musical goodwill ambassadors for the Army throughout the entire Southeastern United States and Puerto Rico. The band performs a variety of music from traditional concert music, jazz, rock, marches, patriotic selections.