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BLACK WATCH CONCERT IS JAN. 17 AT THE TED

Columbia Artists presents The Black Watch -- the British Army's premier Scottish infantry -- and the Band of Welsh Guards in concert at Old Dominion University's Ted Constant Convocation Center at 8 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 17.

Tickets are on sale now and available at the Constant Center Box Office, all Ticketmaster locations, http://www.ticketmaster.com or charge by phone at 757-671-8100. Tickets are $43.50, $30.50, and $22.50.

Black Watch, or the 42nd Highland Regiment, has been in existence for more than 250 years. Their melodic sounds, famous dark colored uniform, and pipes and drums ensembles are recognized across the globe and they have been known to play classic pieces ranging from "Amazing Grace" to "The 79th's Farewell to Gibraltar."

Amazingly, the Black Watch is fully operational and all the performers are on active duty for the British Army. The soldiers have served in almost every British campaign and have received over 160 Battle Honors. The Black Watch has always been connected with the British Royal Family. Most recently, the Queen Mother was named Colonel-in-Chief in 1937 and is celebrating over 60 years of service.

This article was posted on: June 27, 2005

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