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LTC Keene conducts at Sumida Triphony Hall on September 6, 2014.

LTC Keene conducts at Sumida Triphony Hall on September 6, 2014. Image by Sgt. 1st Class Sam Kaestner

Just last week, something unprecedented in the 200-year history of the West Point Band happened; we had multiple performances in multiple countries happening basically at the same time. We were so wide spread, we even crossed the international dateline. We sent the Hellcats to perform at the Highlands Tattoo in Inverness, Scotland. We also sent a small group from the band to collaborate with the Japanese Ground Self Defense Force Central Band in Tokyo. At the same time, the folks back home played not only a football game and a review, but also a September 11 memorial concert that was internationally broadcast. The first two weeks of September were a wild time for the band, and we will bring you stories from across the globe over the coming weeks.

The Hellcats in Scotland. Photo by Staff Sgt. Chrissy Rivers

The Hellcats in Scotland. Photo by Staff Sgt. Chrissy Rivers

Words by Sgt. 1st Class Sam Kaestner

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