For Release: Through February 2, 2013
For More Information:
David Wedekindt, Center for the Arts
716-645-6775 or [email protected]
Buffalo, NY - The Center for the Arts, University at Buffalo welcomes The Band of the Scots Guards and The Pipes, Drums, and Highland Dancers of The Black Watch 3rd Battalion on Saturday, February 2, 2013 at 8:00pm in the Mainstage Theatre, located at the Center for the Arts, North Campus. The performance is sponsored in part by Fox Run Orchard Park.
Celebrating over 370 years of military prestige and pageantry, the legendary Pipes, Drums and Highland Dancers of Scotland's Black Watch join forces with the Band of the Scots Guards for an evening that celebrates the music of Scotland, England, Ireland and Wales.
The Black Watch is the most well-known and celebrated bagpipe band in the world. Along with the renowned musicians of the Band of the Scots Guards, this dance and concert experience will present a unique blend of music, pageantry and history highlighted by traditional folk music and military tunes that convey the rich legacy of the British Isles. The band boasts many of the finest instrumentalists and soloists to be found in the military services today including many who have appeared at the top concert venues in the United Kingdom and the world.
The Scots Guards were originally formed in 1642 by King Charles and are currently stationed in London with duties including the daily Changing of the Guard at Buckingham Palace.
Tickets for The Band of the Scots Guards and The Pipes, Drums, and Highland Dancers of The Black Watch 3rd Battalion are $29.50, $21.50. Tickets are available at the Center Box Office (Mon-Fri 10 am-6 pm) and tickets.com. To charge tickets call 1-888-223-6000. For more information call 716-645-2787 or visit www.ubcfa.org.
The Center for the Arts presents a wide range of high quality performing arts and visual arts for the University, the State and the region, and enhances and augment the academic activities of the fine and performing arts departments at the University at Buffalo.