The Cruisers will sail into Hagerstown on Friday, Aug. 1, for a concert that's sure to rock City Park.
"We keep things pretty upbeat," says Chief Musician John L. Fisher, leader of the five-person rock ensemble.
The newest specialty unit of the U.S. Navy Band, based in Washington, D.C., the Cruisers takes its name from the versatile class of Navy ships. The group is slated to perform at 7 p.m. at the Peter Buys band shell in City Park.
"I've heard nothing but great things about them. It's supposed to be just good, classic rock 'n' roll," says Elizabeth Lay, executive director of the Washington County Arts Council, which is sponsoring the concert in cooperation with the City of Hagerstown.
Under the direction of Fisher, the Cruisers will perform a variety of music ranging from classic rock, rhythm and blues, and today's top 40 hits. In addition to Fisher, the group includes: Musicians 1st Class Shana Higginbotham, vocalist; Kenneth H. Carr, guitarist; Shawn R. Doolittle, drummer; Benjamin L. Grant, bassist; and Peter A. Czekaj, sound support technician.