Join the Pensacola Civic Band on Monday May 29th at the Hunter Amphitheater as we honor our fallen heroes who gave their lives for our freedom. The 2nd Annual Pensacola Memorial Day concert will honor the memory of all of those lost in the service of our country. This concert features great music like Louie Armstrong’s “What a Wonderful World,” and Samuel Ward’s arraignment of “America the Beautiful.” The Pensacola Civic Band will present a great piece by James Christensen, “Homefront: Musical Memories from WWII.” This outstanding showcase looks back at all the outstanding popular songs that kept up America’s hope throughout the war. It includes: Thanks For The Memories; Don’t Sit Under The Apple Tree; I’ll Be Seeing You; It’s Been A Long, Long Time; Bell-Bottom Trousers; White Cliffs Of Dover and Praise God And Pass The Ammunition.
The highlight of the concert will be 99 year old Pearl Harbor Survivor, Frank Emond as he conducts the band in Sousa’s Stars and Stripes Forever. Mr Emond will share his story and experience on that fateful day in our nation’s history while the Pensacola Civic Band plays Jay Bocook’s “At Dawn They Slept.”
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.
The City of Pensacola and the Pensacola Civic Band are excited to partner with Manna. Manna will be onsite to collect donations that will go to support the mission of Manna: To offer emergency food assistance, service the food-related needs of vulnerable populations, and engage the entire community in the fight against hunger. Last year, 14% of Manna’s efforts went to military (active duty, veterans, and retirees). For more information about the items needed or to learn more about Manna, visit www.mannahelps.org.