Under the command of Captain Carlos Sardiello, USS Mount Whitney arrived in Burgas, Bulgaria, on October 20, 2016. During the visit to Burgas, the U.S. Naval Forces Europe Band, which travels with Mount Whitney, held a concert at the Burgas Music and Stage Arts School. This was a chance for the band and school to renew old friendships, since in 2014 the band performed for students from the school on board the ship. This time the band visited with the school, and the students enjoyed a rousing performance of traditional American music by both the jazz band and New Orleans brass band. The students then offered a warm welcome to the American musicians with a performance of the school’s brass band. After the concert, the U.S. Navy band musicians held a master class with the school students.