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  • 16th Annual Veterans Day Concert

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    Name: 16th Annual Veterans Day Concert
    Date: November 11, 2018
    Time: 4:00 PM - 5:15 PM EST
    Event Description:
    We are proud to announce our 16th Annual Veterans Day Concert performed by Ferris State University’s West Central Concert Band! With this concert, we celebrate the vital role that our Veterans and Active Military Personnel have provided and continue to provide for our nation.

    The concert will also include the performance of a special musical selection featuring music from all 5 branches of service, and we will invite our Veterans, Active Military Personnel and their Family Members to stand and be recognized upon hearing their anthem!

    Participating Individuals & Organizations:
    Steve Winninger, bagpiper
    Dr. Donna Smith, announcer
    Randy Akkerhuis, “Taps” trumpeter
    Velvet Underwood, veteran speaker
    Dr. Tracy Busch, history presentation
    Jeff Gabalis, visual effects coordinator
    Ferris State University Student Veterans Association
    Patricia Donegan, Mid-Michigan Honor Flight, presenter
    The Patch Adams / Gesundheit Institute’s “Clownvets” Project
    Ferris State University President David L. Eisler, guest conductor
    Big Rapids American Legion Post 98 Honor Guard, Bill Yontz, coordinator
    Dr. Stephen W. Durst, Dean of the College of Pharmacy, welcome address
    Old Jail Quilters Chapter of the Quilts of Valor Foundation Quilt Presentation

    Armed Forces Salute
    by Bob Lowden

    Fanfare for a Fallen Soldier
    by E. Brown

    Palais de Versailles Overture
    by Kelly Bennette

    by Frank Ticheli

    Solid Men to the Front
    by John Philip Sousa

    Songs from the Great War
    by Andrew Glover

    The Star-Spangled Banner
    by Francis Scott Key & John Stafford Smith

    Trombone Tiger Rag
    by Chris Sharp
    Williams Auditorium
    783 S. State St.
    Big Rapids, MI 49307
    Date/Time Information:
    Sunday, November 11
    4:00pm - 5:15pm
    Contact Information:
    Free Admission. Open to the public.
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