The Southampton Community Band will conclude its season with a tribute to America's armed forces at 8 p.m., Saturday, May 19.
As a way of honoring military personnel, all members of the armed forces, past or present, will be admitted to the program free of charge.
“The band members and our community look forward to this concert with great joy and anticipation”, said Charles Pinkow, general manager of the band. “It is rewarding to see so many veterans in attendance and it is a tradition we plan on continuing."
For this performance, the band will welcome special guest narrator Steve Highsmith to the program.
Highsmith is PHL17's director of community relations, host of PHL17's community affairs program “In Focus”, host of NBC10@Issue, as well as principal host for the Philadelphia Mummers Parade.
Highsmith will serve as narrator for the band's performance of Aaron Copland’s “Lincoln Portrait”. This homage to Abraham Lincoln was first performed on May 14, 1942, almost exactly 70 years ago.
“We are honored to have Mr. Highsmith’s involvement in what promises to be signature moment for our band and community," said Pinkow.
Additional selections by the band will include a medley of music by George M. Cohan, Sousa’s “Sabre and Spurs” and “American Salute” (based on When Johnny Comes Marching Home).
Adult tickets are $15; seniors and students tickets are $10. They can be purchased at the door the evening of the concert.
For additional concert information call 215-355-3927