on Sunday, November 10, the Oneonta Community Concert Band’s annual Salute to Veterans concert will take place at the Foxcare Center, rt. 7 in Oneonta at 3 p.m. This free concert open to the community will feature marches by several composers, especially works by John Philip Sousa such as “The Black Horse Troop” and “Semper Fidelis.” The band also will play selections from Rodgers & Hammerstein's "South Pacific," he said, and in respect to more recent conflicts, Eric Ewazen's "Hymn for the Lost and the Living" will be performed.

Band conductor Andrew Pease says, “I hope that listeners will not only enjoy the music, but also reflect, through this music, on the sacrifices made by veterans in the name of our country and our freedoms."  All veterans and currently serving military members and their families are invited to attend the concert as well.

 

The OCCB includes professional, amateur and student musicians from throughout the area. The group regularly gives free concerts to share different styles of music, including band pieces, jazz, swing, show tunes and transcriptions from orchestral works.

For more information, call (607) 432-7085.