EAU CLAIRE, Wis. (WEAU)— The Chippewa Valley Concert Band will present its annual Salute to Our Veterans November 12 at 2:00 p.m..
The concert will be performed at the Mayo Clinic- Luther campus auditorium.
All Veterans are free. Adults are seven dollars, senior citizens and students are 5 dollars. Families are 24 dollars.
The concert will have two separate themes.
* First half, “Chasing One Hundred”
The 100th anniversary of the U. S. entry into World War One and the 100th birthday of John F. Kennedy.
A.Music selections WW1
1. A Cohan Broadyway Festival arr. by Floyd Werle.
This medley includes “I’m a Yankee Doodle Dandy” and “You're a Grand Old Flag”.
2.James Reese Europe’s 369th Hellfighter Band arr. James Lamb.
This also is a medley of tunes by Europe as performed by his 369th unit’s band.
What is unique about this selection is that the band was from Harlem, became very popular in Europe with it’s “ragtime” style,
but the unit was not allowed to fight within the U.S. Army’s lines. They were sent to the French front lines.
*Second half will be in honor of "Navy Band Number 22.”
Navy band 22 was the last band of the USS Arizona Battleship. Selections to be performed are selections from the band’s first concert in Hawaii.
All members of the band were in the ammunition magazine at the time of the December 7th attack. This is the same area in which within the first fifteen minutes of the attack a bomb penetrated and exploded below decks. All members of the band were lost.
B. Music for Band 22
1.The Crosley March -Henry Fiimore
2. My Hero- Oscar Strauss arr Harry Alford
3. Benny Goodman: The King of Swing- Paul Murtha
Many selections of the “Battle” included “Big Band Music’.
Two other selections will include John Williams “Hymn to the Fallen” from “Saving Private Ryan” and Claude T. Smith’s “Eternal Father Strong To Save”.