The Victory Belles are stopping by at Texas A&M-Kingsville to delight the public with a free performance on Nov. 11.
The performance will take place at Jones Auditorium and will start at 7 p.m. The Auditorium will open its doors at around 6:30 p.m. for those who wish to attend. This will be a commemoration for Veterans Day.
This is the second year this event is taking place. ”Last year we brought this event and the community really liked it and the students were really excited to bring it one more year because it honors the veterans” said Erin McClure, Director Office of Student Activities
The main purpose of the event is to maintain the tradition of honoring our former and current Veterans. The trio consists of three ladies who perform songs like “Don’t sit under the apple tree”, “God bless America”, “God Bless the USA” and many more. These were typical songs of the 1940s that were seen as a form of entertainment as well as to inform the public of traditional values in America.
The Victory Belles are from the National World War II museum, and are selected to travel to different places to present their repertoire to different communities. These three ladies are constantly performing in different parts of the nation and of the world. Some of their performances include singing National Anthems at NBL, NFL and MLB. They are constantly exposing traditional patriotic music to individuals of all ages.
Last year the Victory Belles performed at Bishop elementary where they performed during the day and held the evening event at Texas A&M Kingsville. This year, the Victory Belles will be having a morning event on Nov. 11 at 9 a.m. The Belles will be collaborating with the Student Veteran’s Association where they will promote their performance for the evening.
The show will last approximately an hour to an hour and a half and is expected to have a great outcome. “ This group is very interactive, so they kind of dance throughout Jones and they sometimes get some of the audience involved” said McClure.