Salute To Veterans Concert

In tribute to our nation’s veterans, and in support of the Wounded Warrior Project, the Northwinds Symphonic Band, under the direction of Helen P. Bauer, will open its eighth concert season with a special performance at the North Shore High School Theater on Sunday, Nov. 2 at 3 p.m..

The band will honor veterans past and present, performing a variety of patriotic standards as well as new publications that pay tribute to the rich history of our country and American military personnel.

Northwinds is proud to be performing American Salute, by the late, great American composer and former Great Neck resident Morton Gould. American Salute is an exhilarating and poignant concert band piece based on the American folk song When Johnny Comes Marching Home. Dr. Eric Gould, son of Mr. Gould will introduce the piece at the concert.

Also included in the program will be two marches by John Philip Sousa, a Salute to the Armed Forces and music by Robert W. Smith and Irving Berlin. Other selections include an arrangement of George Gershwin favorites, and Let Freedom Ring, which recounts our rich heritage in patriotic song. Renowned soprano Stephanie Horowitz of Merrick, will be featured in There’s A Place Called Home. This poignant arrangement of Alan Mencken’s hit song was originally created for the US Army Field Band and is being performed with special permission. Ms. Horowitz will also be performing a beautiful new rendition of All the Things You Are by Jerome Kern, arranged exclusively for Northwinds by band member Barton Green. Glen Cove resident Robert Staade will display his extensive collection of military memorabilia dating from WWII to the present.

Admission to the concert is free. Bring the entire family. For details, call 516-759-9694 or email Helen Bauer at The North Shore High School Theater is wheelchair accessible.