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The U.S. 7th Fleet Band Pacific Ambassadors prepare to begin their performance for an audience at Hong Kong Disneyland.

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he U.S. 7th Fleet Band’s Pacific Ambassadors performed for encore, the entire band performed the ever popular “The Stars and Stripes crowds of tourists at Hong Kong Disneyland on Mar. 1, 2013. Forever.” The performance kicked off the start of their 2013 touring “I’ve never experienced the U.S. Navy in such a unique way,” said Lesly schedule throughout Asia and the western Pacific. This was Centewo, a Hong Kong Disneyland performer. “Usually, everyone associates the third year in a row the Pacific Ambassadors have visited Hong Kong the military with the main characteristic of being stern. The 7th Fleet Band was Disneyland. a great way to experience a different “We’ve been practicing our new side of the U.S. Navy.” performances and arrangements since The band’s performance was November 2012,” said Musician 2nd energetic and geared to appeal to a Class Christopher Bourgeois. “It’s good wide variety of musical tastes. After to show the people of Hong Kong how the performance, the audience had much we care about our partnership a chance to meet with members of Musician 2nd Class Christopher Bourgeois with this country. We showed everyone; the band and pose for photos, further not only musically, but personally how building on the relationships between U.S. 7th Fleet Band Member much we appreciate them.” the Chinese and other nationalities Crowds enjoyed a little taste of that were in attendance. Americana during the performance “Our basic job is to make people along with genres such as jazz, rock and Dixie, and included movie and feel good,” said Chief Musician Mark Stout. “Our job as Navy Musicians when television theme music to complement the Disney spirit. During the set, the outside our country is to shed a positive image on the Navy and the United band performed such crowd favorites “Brazil,” “Beat It” and “Gangnam States. I feel we did that today.” Style.” In the middle of the set, 7th Fleet Band’s Vocal Quartet and two guitarists The Pacific Ambassadors are part of the U.S. 7th Fleet Band and are based performed “Seven Bridges Road” to an enthusiastic reception. For a final out of Yokosuka, Japan.

“It’s good to show the people of Hong Kong how much we care about our partnership with this country.”

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Blue Ridge Magazine: The First Interactive Digital Edition  

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Contains a great video of the 7th Fleet Band. Same-Sex benefits. Hong Kong sports.