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Posted on: May 18, 2018

[ARCHIVED] 3rd Annual Pensacola Memorial Day Concert

2018 Memorial Day Concert

Join us Monday, May 28, 2018 for the 3rd Annual Pensacola Memorial Day Concert, to honor and reflect on the bravery and sacrifice of American veterans and members of the U.S. Armed Services.

The concert begins at 5 p.m. at the Hunter Amphitheatre at Community Maritime Park behind the Blue Wahoos Stadium.

This concert is an excellent way for area residents, families, and friends to end the Memorial Day holiday weekend and have the opportunity to honor the men and women who have served in the military to maintain our freedom.

The Memorial Day program directed by Pensacola Civic Band director, Don Snowden, will entertain the audience with a number of patriotic selections that reflect on the sacrifices throughout our nation’s history.

Featured at this year’s concert is Pearl Harbor, Frank Emond, who will have just celebrated his 100th birthday. Mr. Emond will once again guest conduct the band in Sousa’s “The Stars and Stripes Forever.” Singer, Holly Shelton, joins the band as she performs the American classic “God Bless the U.S.A.”
The concert also features the Heal Our Land Community Choir which is comprised of volunteer singers from across the community. This choir will perform “Heal Our Land” by Wesley Putnam and “God Bless America” arranged by John Moss.

The concert is free and we invite everyone to bring their chairs or blankets for outdoor seating. Several vendors will be onsite with food and beverage available for purchase. For more information, please visit or call the Pensacola State College Lyceum Ticket Office at 850.484.1847.
This concert is made possible by the generous partnerships of the Pensacola Civic Band, The City of Pensacola Parks and Recreation, Community Maritime Park, and Pensacola State College.

Contact Lewis Garvin, 850-291-8331,

The Pensacola Civic Band is a non-profit performing arts organization with the mission to maintain a band of high artistic standards, and to promote the musical arts for cultural and education purposes in Pensacola and surrounding areas. For more information about the Pensacola Civic Band’s Season, please visit the PCB site at

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