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An Armed Forces Salute

Wind Ensemble Salute the Armed Forces at Annual Multimedia Concert

The Tarleton State University Wind Ensemble will present a multimedia concert to honor all military personnel on Sunday, November 11, 2012 at 3:00 p.m. in the Clyde H. Wells Fine Arts Center Auditorium.  General admission is $5.00 or free with Tarleton ID.  Additionally, all military personnel in uniform or with military ID (retired or active) are also admitted free of charge.

Opening the concert will be John Williams’ rousing fanfare that was written for the 100th birthday of the Statue of Liberty titled Liberty Fanfare.  Rounding out the first half of the program, the Wind Ensemble will perform Karel Husa’s 1969 Pulitzer Prize winning composition, Music for Prague. 

The second half of the concert features the Wind Ensemble and Chamber Choir as they combine forces to pay tribute to all men and women who have served and who are currently serving our wonderful country in a celebration titled, An Armed Forces Salute.  Familiar musical works will be heard and accompanied by a multimedia presentation including: Amazing Grace, America the Beautiful, Battle Hymn of the Republic, and The Stars and Stripes Forever.  Special guests include: guest conductor and Director of Choirs, Dr. Troy Robertson; Assistant Professor of Voice, Dr. Iwao Asakura; and the voice of Sinatraville, Mr. Carry Richards.  The Honorable Kenny Weldon, Mayor of Stephenville, will lead the Wind Ensemble in an energetic march titled Strategic Air Command by J. Clifton Williams. 

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Pictures

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Band warming up for the beginning of the concert
Color guard presenting the colors
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Melanie Morales singing the National Anthem

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Daigle, Sherman, Braack, Rodden, Kidd & Sumrow
Matt Nelson on timpani
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Emily Smith on euphonium
Dr. Pursell conducting Liberty Fanfare
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AP giving a thumbs up after a 'conducting mishap'
during the lecture/recital format of Music for
Prague, 1968.

Stephen Seymour on timpani
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Julia Jost on vibes
Emily Smith and the funny mute
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Bassoons playing Prague
Multimedia show during Prague
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Cary Richards narrating behind America, the Beautiful

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AP with the band after America, the Beautiful
Stephenville Mayor, Col. Kenny Weldon, USAF (Ret.)
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Wind Ensemble receiving a salute from the mayor.
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Soloist, Matt Daigle
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Dr. Troy Robertson & Dr. Iwao Asakura
Band and Choir during Battle Hymn of the Republic
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Post concert: AP and the Mayor.  He is a bit taller
than AP.