Yankee Homecoming is proud to present Navy Band Northeast, who performs a wide variety of musical styles including traditional band literature, popular standards and patriotic favorites. Whether performing for an outdoor summer concert series or a holiday concert in December, the band provides musical entertainment for audiences of all ages. Navy Band Northeast ensembles perform over 300 engagements annually, personifying the quality and professionalism of today’s Navy and instilling pride and patriotism during each and every performance. One of Navy Band Northeast’s primary responsibilities involves touring their 11 state area of responsivities allowing the band to reach out to audiences in areas that do not have opportunities to see the Navy’s musical ensembles on a regular basis. The concerts are family-friendly events meant to be entertaining to veterans, families, individuals and those interested in joining the Navy
Newburyport Yankee Homecoming
Chris Plante is a Newburyport native who spent his early career as lead singer and writer of popular nationally touring act, The Brew. Career highlights have included having a hit in the Top 100 AAA Radio Charts with his song “When Darkness Comes” and sharing the stage with The Allman Brothers, Michael McDonald, Bruce Hornsby, The Black Keys and many others. Since stepping away from The Brew in 2013, Chris continues to grow musically, developing a body of up-tempo and groove-oriented songs that extend his indie pop sensibilities into fresh lyrical and melodic terrain. Today he leads a six-piece band featuring Kelly Kane, The Brew’s original drummer, co-producer Alex Sandman, Trumpeter Steve Faria and top-level talent from Berklee College of Music including multi-instrumentalist Daniel Alvarez De Toledo and British guitarist Elliott Marchent. Chris Plante is an officially endorsed Yamaha Contemporary Pianist. He is currently in the studio working towards the release of a new full-length album.
There's a lot of history in Newburyport, and 12th generation Newburyport descendant, author and historian William Hallet has chosen to make the Civil War History of Newburyport his expertise. Join him and his wife Elizabeth on a walking tour through Newburyport's Civil War history, following the stories of men who were sent fight and the contributions they made!
Join us in celebration of Newburyport’s 250th anniversary as we honor the veterans of all wars from Newburyport’s history since 1764. Military vehicles, uniforms, displays, and living historians will give you a glimpse into life during wartime from the Revolutionary War to present day.
Yankee Homecoming is proud to present The UNITED STATES AIR FORCE BAND OF LIBERTY as their closing Water Front Concert for 2011. This Band is a select group of professional musicians that have been entertaining audiences for over twenty years. The members are highly talented musicians who bring to each concert the skill and knowledge gained from years of study and performing experience - a great show! This exceptional performing unit delivers programs chosen to highlight the diversity of America’s musical & cultural heritage.
The James Montgomery Blues Band brings rocking blues to Waterfront Park in Newburyport as part of Yankee Homecoming! When blues legend James Montgomery plays the harmonica, he "brings it on home". Whether it's recording with Kid Rock, sitting in with Gregg Allman, or fronting his hot band of thirty years, Montgomery plays with authority.