Patriotic concert in Grater Park July 7

By on July 2, 2019


The Ephrata Concert Band will play an array of patriotic music July 7 at 7:15 p.m. at Ephrata Borough’s Grater Park. Martin Hinkley will conduct the band.

Following the National Anthem, the band will play John Philip Sousa’s 1893 March “Liberty Bell.” Among the other patriotic selections will be: “An American Scene,” a 1952 overture composed by Clare Grundman; Sousa’s march, “America First”; Henry Fillmore’s march, “Americans We”; Bagley’s march, “American Emblem”; A musical salute to the U.S. Armed Forces; Irving Berlin’s “God Bless America”; an arrangement of George M. Cohan’s “Over There,” and other tunes from World War I; and Sousa’s march, “Stars and Stripes Forever.”

The program also includes the hymn “Abide With Me;” the lively galop tune “Homestretch,” a selection from Fillmore’s “The Poet, Peasant and Light Cavalryman,” the classical “Solvejg’s Song,” and the Rogers and Hammerstein show tune, “You’ll Never Walk Alone.”

Bring folding chairs to the park for the concert at the foot of Cocalico Street. In the event of extreme weather, the concert will be moved a few blocks away, inside the Ephrata Recreation Center at 130 S. Academy Drive. Admission is free. Donations to the Ephrata Concert Band will be accepted.

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