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Celebrating Veterans and the Arts at the Hylton Center

When/WhereSaturday, Nov 09, 2019 1:30pmHylton Performing Arts Center, Science and Technology Campus

Enjoy a celebratory afternoon of interactive arts experiences for Veterans, Servicemembers, their families, military caregivers, and the community. Kicking off its 5th year, this free, festive event features hands-on visual arts activities,  guitar workshop, and a songwriting presentation by military kids and teenagers. Join us for these festivities and more in this family-friendly celebration! Complimentary refreshments included. FREE

Join us this evening for the The U.S. Army Band Pershing's Own "We Honor Them All" FREE performance at 7 p.m.

Schedule from 1:30 – 4 p.m. (as of November 6, 2019)

Organizations in the Didlake Grand Foyer:

  • Amazon Web Services
  • Azalea Charities
  • Brownie Troop 90052
  • Center for American Military Music Opportunities
  • Hylton Center
  • Military Child Education Coalition
  • Northern Virginia Veterans Association
  • Prince William County Arts Council
  • Serve Our Willing Warriors
  • ServingTogether
  • Virginia Department of Veterans Services

Buchanan Partners Art Gallery

Ongoing Exhibition: Exploring Identity with Women Veterans

1:30 - 2:15 Guitar and Ukulele Workshop - all are welcome to join (and borrow an instrument for the workshop)!
2:30 – 3:00 Chamber Music Performance by Musicians from Old Bridge Chamber Orchestra

Gregory Family Theater

2:00 – 2:30 Songwriting Showcase and Musical Performances by Military Kids led by George Mason University and Mason Community Arts Academy Faculty

3:00 Interactive panel discussion with The U.S. Army Band Pershing’s Own featuring -

LTC Derrick Shaw - Command Staff  
SGM Tom Fowler - US Army Strings 
MSG Dan Roberts - US Army Band Downrange 

Novant Health Rehearsal Room

Create mixed media artwork to take home with Veteran artists Patrick Sargent and Martin Cervantez

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