Annual Savannah Winds Patriotic Concert Sold Out


(June 26, 2013) Savannah Winds, the community wind symphony in residence at Armstrong, concludes its 2012-2013 subscription season by honoring America, her service men and women, and veterans of the United States armed forces with its highly popular annual Patriotic Concert. The theme of this year’s concert is “In Celebration of Independence.” The performance will be held on Sunday, June 30, at 3:00p.m. at Armstrong’s Fine Arts Center.

The Patriotic Concert will feature brilliant marches of America’s iconic "March King," John Philip Sousa, the uplifting music of Irving Berlin, and Lee Greenwood’s country-western style blessing of America. In addition, Brigadier General John Hort, U.S. Army, Deputy Commanding General - Rear, 3rd Infantry Division, will narrate the Winds’ performance of America, the Beautiful, and the U.S. Army 3rd Infantry Division honor guard will present the nation’s colors and honor Chatham County Veteran of the Year Jim Vaughan, Master Sergeant, U.S. Air Force (Retired).

This proud concert will culminate with an appearance by one of America’s celebrity personas to guest conduct the Winds in a performance of John Philip Sousa’s bombastic Stars and Stripes Forever. In 2012, General Oglethorpe - or a very close likeness - conducted the finale.

The 2013 Patriotic Concert is sold out, but returned tickets that become available will be offered before the show. Interested patrons are advised to arrive at 2 p.m. on June 30 to get on the waiting list. Names will be placed on the waiting list only for those patrons who are present at the Fine Arts Lobby Box Office at that time.

For Armstrong Art, Music & Theatre program or department information, please call the department at 912.344.2556 during normal weekday business hours.

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