The three large Jamboree shows are sure to be extravagant and elaborate frenzies of music and fun. However, for nights without those large festivals, basecamp bashes will occur on several nights. Here’s a rundown:
Echo (Staff) — July 18 at 7:30 p.m.
Hosted by the Summit Bechtel Reserve Staff Association, this two-hour bash will feature the “smooth sounds” of the Nathan Angelo Band on a stage conveniently located in the staff camp Echo. This will be a great opportunity to receive some thank you’s from the Jamboree leadership while listening to a South Carolina band and kicking back before participants arrive.
Foxtrot — July 20 at 7:45 p.m.
OtterBox is hosting this exciting event, with the Jamboree Band Brass Ensemble and emcee Chris Kehrer pumping up the crowd to prepare for the main event: Nashville band Mountain Heart. Order of the Arrow members will toss assorted trinkets to the crowd, and T-shirt guns will be shooting in this loud and dazzling party. Don’t miss the chance to be on a live video screen.
Charlie — July 21 at 7:45 p.m.
Also sponsored by OtterBox, this bash will be very similar to Foxtrot’s, with the main event a group of five Eagle Scouts from Michigan who also performed at the 2013 Jamboree. This group of musical Scouts, dubbed Class A Band, will bring all their energy to a high-profile performance.
Delta — July 23 at 7:45 p.m.
Just as at the previous bashes, excitement will be in the air. The featured performer will be the pulse-pounding Global Village, a group from mid-Michigan. Trinkets will rain from the stage, and bright lights will amaze all attendees.
Bravo — July 25 at 7:45 p.m.
Once again, the Jamboree Band Brass Ensemble and Chris Kehrer will kick things off before the U.S. Army Band-Downrange performs a wide variety of music. Trinkets and T-shirts will accompany the loud music for an unforgettable time.
Alpha — July 26 at 7:45 p.m.
The final basecamp bash will start around 7:30 with the U.S. Navy Drill Team taking care of the pre-show “in the round” before Kehrer and the band whisk the audience away. The live act will be another Michigan musician, Taylor Tucky, singing country tunes. Trinkets galore and the O.A. Service Corps shooting T-shirt guns will make this loud and enthusiastic night worth the trip.