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A concert featuring the most iconic works by the greatest of American composers including Leroy Anderson, Samuel Barber, Leonard Bernstein, Aaron Copland, Duke Ellington, George Gershwin, Glenn Miller, John Philip Sousa, William Grant Still, Joan Tower, and John Williams. The program will not only celebrate the soundtrack of America but also the Heroes and Veterans who serve and protect our great Nation!

Concert Program Includes:


SMITH/WILLIAMS/WILSON: The Star-Spangled Banner

COPLAND: Lincoln Portrait

            Sheyna Burt and Rick Davis, speakers

BARBER: Adagio for Strings

ANDERSON: Bugler’s Holiday

            Denny Edelbrock, Dave Detwiller, Thomas Eby, trumpets

STILL: Animato — “Humor” (from the “Afro-American” Symphony)

GERSHWIN (Orch. Peter Wilson): Rhapsody in Blue

            AnnaMaria Mottola, former Marine Pianist of The White House


TOWER: Fanfare for the Uncommon Woman

BERNSTEIN: Medley from West Side Story


            (featuring the AFPO Big Band with Bryan Kidd charts)

GERSHWIN: Medley of iconic songs (e.g., “Someone to Watch Over Me”)

        Darden Purcell, vocal soloist

(arr. Bob Lowden): Armed Forces Medley

JOHN WILLIAMS: A Tribute to John Williams

       (featuring music from Star Wars, Jaws, Superman, Harry Potter, Indiana Jones, E.T.)

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