The Zionsville Concert Band will join with the Castlewood Singers to present a Veterans Day concert on Saturday, Nov. 10, in the Artsgarden at the Indianapolis Circle Center Mall.
The program will feature patriotic music, with each of the groups performing separately in addition to two combined selections. One combined number will be the famous Peter Wilhousky arrangement of “The Battle Hymn of the Republic,” which is typically heard at national memorial services and presidential inaugurations. The second joint band/choral selection will be an Americam national march, “The Stars and Stripes Forever,” composed by John Philip Sousa. This piece, which is nearly always heard in its original setting for band alone, will be performed in a version using a vocal text written by Sousa himself.
A special segment of the program will include of a medley of the songs of each of the American armed forces: Army, Marines, Navy, Air Force and Coast Guard.
Also included in the concert will be music to honor the 243rd anniversary of the founding of the Marine Corps by the Continental Congress Nov. 10, 1775. For this portion, the band will play two marches written by members of the Marine Band: “Semper Fidelis” and “March of the Women Marines."
John Richardson is director of the band, and Scott Bradford conducts the choral group.