The Benny Havens Band brings the best of rock, hip-hop, R&B, and country to audiences everywhere. Their mission is to share our nation's stories of service and sacrifice at home and around the world, to honor veterans and fellow service members for their selfless service, and to inspire the next generation of American leadership. Dedicated to their craft and their country, these soldiers support events that celebrate the best America has to offer. They cover everything from West Point Cadet dances, Wounded Warriors events, and black tie gatherings paying tribute to our service men and women, to celebrations like Fleet Week on the U.S.S. Intrepid. With their deep grooves, soaring vocals, searing guitars, and the best-looking horn section in the business, the Benny Havens Band is at the forefront of today's music, leading the way for the U.S. Army and beyond with the motto "To Educate, Train, and Inspire."
The band is named after legendary Highland Falls, New York, tavern keeper Benny Havens, one of the more colorful figures in West Point's rich history. Academy lore holds that West Point Cadets would walk the frozen Hudson River at nightfall from their barracks to Benny Havens' place for a mug of ale and a chance to relax from the stress of their studies at West Point. The present-day Benny Havens Band appears at cadet events that capture the same sense of camaraderie and respite from the hectic pace of cadet life.