The Bismarck State College Wind Ensemble presents its "Celebrate America" concert Monday, Nov. 14, at 7:30 p.m. in Sidney J. Lee Auditorium.
A program that takes inspiration from key events in America's history follows a musical journey from the Civil War to 9/11 and pays tribute to the armed forces and American culture.
The band performs "Americans Lost", a work of four movements written in the months after 9/11 by Christopher Tucker. Mood turns lighter with three selections from "Suite of Old American Dances" by Robert Bennett and then a dramatic setting of "God of Our Fathers, " a George Warren piece known as the "National Hymn."
Director John Darling conducts the ensemble in his own arrangement of "Armed Forces Medley," as well as Henry Fillmore's patriotic "Americans We March" and Jerry Bilik's " American Civil War Fantasy" to recognize the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Fort Sumter.
The concert is presented free of charge.
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