St. Charles Welcomes United States Navy Band Electric Brigade for Free Concert on July 7th

Fri, 2016-07-01 09:59 kwidmayer

The St. Charles Companies welcomes the United States Naval Academy Band, Electric Brigade, for a free concert at the waterfront O’Donnell Lake venue on Thursday, July 7th at 7:00 pm. Joined by the USO, the St. Charles Companies take great pride in welcoming and celebrating military families throughout the area. Special gift bags and free popcorn will be offered to all retired and active duty military attendees. Electric Brigade is the Navy’s premier popular music group, entertaining audiences around the world since 1979. Acting as the United States Naval Academy’s musical ambassadors to the nation, Electric Brigade serves as a major public relations tool for the Navy, supporting Navy Recruiting by acquainting young Americans with the Armed Forces. With its unique brand of high-energy performance, this elite group has set the standard in popular-music entertainment for United States Navy Bands all over the world.

Under the direction of Chief Musician Rory Cherry, Electric Brigade’s repertoire has grown to include the most current and popular music, as well as rhythm and blues, dance, Motown, classic rock, modern rock, soul, hip-hop, swing, country, and disco. The group excels at reaching young adults, but appeals to all audiences. At the Naval Academy, Electric Brigade is called upon to entertain the Brigade of Midshipmen at a variety of functions, ranging from formal occasions, such as the Graduation Ball during Commissioning Week, to informal dances and pep rallies. In recent years, the group has traveled to the Houston Bowl and Emerald Bowl, performing at tailgate parties to support the Midshipmen and Navy football.  Annually, the Electric Brigade plays a role in the week-long festivities leading up to the classic Army-Navy football game.

St. Charles has teamed up with Grille No. 13 in 2016, providing a delicious assortment of food from their wide-ranging menu for sale to concertgoers.

The Sunset Concert Festival is a summer-long festival sponsored by The St. Charles Companies. Featuring a variety of local artists and musical genres, the concerts are being held every Thursday night through September 1st.

For more information, visit us on Facebook at stcharlesmd. Bands perform on the boardwalk, which is in the center of the community. Plenty of free parking is available and concert goers are encouraged to bring blankets or chairs for seating. Coolers are permitted, but alcohol and glass containers are prohibited. Concerts will end at dusk and all performances are free and open to the public. O’Donnell Lake is located at the intersection of St. Patrick’s Drive and Smallwood Drive in St. Charles, behind the movie theater and St. Charles Towne Center.

Directions: From Route 301, turn onto Smallwood Drive West. Go through two lights, and O’Donnell Lake will be on your right, just past Sears Automotive. For directions using internet-based map programs, use the address 10400 O’Donnell Place.

St. Charles, MD is the best-selling new home community in Southern Maryland and is considered one of the most successful master planned communities in the Country, recently ranked 47th* by industry data firm, John Burns Real Estate Consulting, in their independent ranking of the Top Selling Master Planned Communities of 2014 across the nation. Commenting on St. Charles’ consistent top 50 ranking, John Burns said, “The good schools, family-oriented amenities, slower pace of life, and affordable prices at St. Charles make this community an ideal place to raise a family, while still being accessible from the Washington metro area. Along with these location and product attributes, we recognize the St. Charles development team for its outstanding execution and strong reputation in the Washington region.” Over the past few years, St. Charles was featured several times in The Washington Post, including this story in September 2015 on the impact of quality schools on home sales and value. St. Charles was also profiled alongside the Washington area’s top master planned communities in The Washington Times (Master-Planned Towns, Age 50, Innovative Still). St. Charles has achieved record-level sales in recent years as buyers and renters recognize the advantages of a mixed-use community with unique features such as the Regency Furniture Stadium, the new West Waldorf library, and the new St. Charles High School. Named by CNN’s Money Magazine as one of the top twenty small cities to live in America, St. Charles is known for its diverse and abundant neighborhoods, lively retail centers, recreational opportunities and excellent schools.  St. Charles appeals to all ages and lifestyles and was named by U.S. News and World Report as one of the nation’s top bargains for places to retire.  St. Charles invites you to like us on Facebook at St. Charles MD or visit us at www.stcharlesmd.com.

*Building Market Intelligence by John Burns Real Estate Consulting, January 11th, 2016