NEW YORK – Musician 3rd Class Kyle Beltram, a Tiverton native and a 2007 graduate of the University of Massachusetts Amherst, is serving as a flute instrumentalist with Navy Band Northeast during 2017 Fleet Week New York (FWNY).

Beltram has served in the U.S. Navy for 2 years and is a member of the Pops Ensemble and the Ceremonial Ensemble, both divisions of Navy Band Northeast-based out of Naval Station Newport.

“I’m grateful for the opportunity to spread awareness of the Navy, Navy Music Program, Fleet Band Activities and the opportunities available to musicians looking for a full-time job with fantastic education benefits,” said Beltram in a story written by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Maria I. Alvarez .

Pops Ensemble will perform in Central Park and the Ceremonial Ensemble will perform in Central Park and Liberty State Park as part of 2017 Fleet Week New York, according to Alvarez.

FWNY, now in its 29th year, will take place from May 24th – 30th and is the city’s time-honored celebration of the sea services. It is an unparalleled opportunity for the citizens of New York and the surrounding tri-state area to meet Sailors, Marines and Coast Guardsmen, as well as witness firsthand the latest capabilities of today’s maritime services. The weeklong celebration has been held nearly every year since 1984.

“There is nowhere in America that has such a diverse population as New York City,” Lt. Gregory Fritz, Navy Band Northeast director said in the courtesy story. “Fleet Week New York serves as an opportunity for Marines, Sailors, and Coast Guardsmen to engage with the citizens of New York and let them know what we do on a daily basis. These interactions put a face to the Navy and make it tangible, that these people are the ones out there preserving our freedom and interests around the world.”

For up-to-date information on all FWNY events, visit the official FWNY website at

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