Troy Symphony Band to Salute Veterans

Veterans Day
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TROY – The Troy University Symphony Band presents its annual Salute to Veterans Concert Monday, Nov. 12 in Claudia Crosby Theater.

The concert, which begins at 7 p.m. and is directed by Director of Bands Dr. Mark Walker, is free and open to the public.

“This is yet another way the University recognizes the sacrifices our fighting men and women make for us,” Dr. Walker said. “Our liberties, our freedoms endure because our veterans and current members of the military are willing to stand in Harm’s way for us all. This concert is one way we can express our thanks to them.”

The concert begins with the very popular and exciting “American Overture” by Joseph Wilcox Jenkins, who was a staff arranger for the United States Marine Band, “The President’s Own.”

Other music to be performed is “Variations on ‘America’” by Charles Ives, great marches such as “In Storm and Sunshine” and “The Pathfinder of Panama,” and veterans and current service members from each service branch will be recognized by the playing of their service song. Finally, there will be a patriotic sing –a-long and a rendition of the “National March of the United States,” John Philip Sousa’s “The Stars and Stripes Forever.”

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