Crossroads Community Band salutes veterans with Nov. 11 performance

Crossroads Community Band

The Crossroads Community Band will perform a Veterans Day concert at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 11, in the Leo J. Welder Center for the Performing Arts. The concert is free and open to the public.

The band will perform:

  •     “Invincible Eagle March,” by John Philip Sousa
  •     “Washington Post March,” by John Philip Sousa
  •     “Duty, Honor, Country,” by Harold L. Walters, text by Gen. Douglas MacArthur
  •     “Armed Forces Salute,” arranged by Bob Lowden
  •     “Amazing Grace,” arranged by Frank Ticheli
  •     “Black Horse Troop,” by John Philip Sousa
  •     “A Patriotic Salute,” arranged by James L. Hosay
  •     “March” (from the movie “1941”) by John Williams
  •     “God Bless the USA,” by Lee Greenwood
  •     “Stars and Stripes Forever,” by John Philip Sousa

Guest conductor for “Washington Post March” will be Wilbur Collins, Victoria College professor emeritus who, in 1950, organized the first Victoria College Band.

The Crossroads Community Band, conducted by Ken Peach, rehearses Tuesday nights in the band hall on VC’s Main Campus. The band is affiliated with Victoria College, and students may enroll in the band for VC music ensemble credit.

Founded in 2009, the Crossroads Community Band consists of instrumentalists from all walks of life including retirees, teachers, doctors, librarians, engineers, computer specialists, business people, students and musicians.

The Welder Center is located at 214 N. Main St. in historic downtown Victoria.

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Published: Friday, 07 November 2014

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