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Symphonic Band to present Veterans Day concert

Image by Adam Parent,
Image by Adam Parent,

The Furman University Symphonic Band will present a concert Tuesday, Nov. 11 at 8 p.m. in McAlister Auditorium on campus.

The concert is open to the public. Available at the door, tickets are $5 for adults and $3 for students.

Led by Director of Bands Leslie W. Hicken, “A Veterans Day Celebration” is a concert in which each piece is either tied to a significant event in American History, or salutes our Armed Forces.

The program also includes a South Carolina premiere composition by Furman Music Professor Jay Bocook, and features Percussion Professor, Omar Carmenates who leads a group of student soloists.

Guest artists in the program are men from the Furman Singers, led by Hugh Ferguson Floyd, Director of Choral Activities.

The program includes:

The Star Spangled Banner, Francis Scott Key, arr. by John Williams

Commando March, Samuel Barber

Portraits of Valor, Jay Bocook
South Carolina Premiere Performance
Omar Carmenates, percussion soloist

Esprit de Corps Robert Jager, Chester William Schuman

Variations on America, Charles Ives, trans. by William Schuman

The Ramparts, J. Clifton Williams
Men from the Furman Singers
Hugh Ferguson Floyd, director

Eternal Father, Strong to Save, Claude T. Smith

American Salute Morton Gould

For more information, contact the Furman Band Office at (864) 294-3069.

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