The Pensacola Civic Band will present the inaugural Memorial Day Concert at
the Hunter Amphitheater at the Vince J. Whibbs Sr. Community Maritime Park, on Memorial Day, May 30th starting at 5 p.m.
The concert is sponsored in part by the Pensacola Civic Band, Inc., Pensacola State College, Community Maritime Park, and the Parks and Recreation Department of the City of Pensacola.
The concert will honor the memory of all of those lost in the service of our country. Included in the concert will be music from the World War II epic series, Band of Brothers, and American Pageant, composed by Thomas Knox of the US Marine Band and played at every Presidential Inauguration since the early 1970’s.
Special guests at the concert will include Rev. Gerald Mundy reciting the speech that General Douglas McArthur gave at West Point in 1962, Duty, Honor, Country and vocalist Holly Shelton singing the Lee Greenwood classic, God Bless the USA.
The highlight of the concert will be 98 year old Pearl Harbor Survivor, Chief Warrant Officer Four (retired) Frank Emond as he tells the audience of his experience on that fateful day during the performance of Jay Bocook’s At Dawn They Slept. Mr. Emond will also conduct the Pensacola Civic Band in Sousa’s Stars and Stripes Forever.
There will be food vendors at the Amphitheater. Concert goers should bring blankets or lawn chairs to enjoy the concert.
The concert is free to the public and the Pensacola Civic Band invites any veteran’s organizations to attend and be recognized at the concert as well as families of veterans lost in service of our country. These organizations should contact PCB Publicity Chairman Lewis Garvin at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit the PCB website.
To learn more about the concert and the Pensacola Civic Band, visit www.pensacolacivicband.org.