November 11, 2023

WIND ENSEMBLE VETERANS CONCERT - Dr. Mike Fansler, conductor and Lieutenant Colonel Mark Christiansen, Master of Ceremonies w/ special guests & WIU ROTC Color Guard
Time: 7:30 PM
Location: COFAC Recital Hall
Description: This performance is free and open for general seating and will be live-streamed on the School of Music's YouTube channel and Facebook page.

Dr. Mike Fansler, conductor
Captain Joel Natalie, guest speaker
Annabel Herbert, guest soloist
Adrian Lowry, guest conductor
WIU ROTC Color Guard

Mark Christiansen
Lieutenant Colonel, U.S. Army
WIU Professor of Military Science

Let Freedom Ring (introduction) - Ryan Nowlin (b. 1973)

Presentation of Colors - WIU ROTC

Pledge of Allegiance - Captain Joel Natalie, U.S. Army

A Patriotic Salute - James L. Hosay (b. 1959)
- Annabel Herbert, soloist

Esprit de Corps - Robert Jager (b. 1939)

Battle Hymn of the Republic - Julia Ward Howe (1819-1910)/William Steffe (1830-1890)/arr. James Ployhar (b.1926)/Percussion arr. Darren Woods (b.2004)

National Emblem March - E. E. Bagley (1857-1922)
- Adrian Lowry, guest conductor

Overture 1812 - Pyotr Tchaikovsky (1840-1893)/arr. Mayhew Lake (1879-1955)

Stars and Stripes Fanfare - James Stephenson (b. 1969)

Salute to the Armed Forces - arr. Jari Villanueva (b. 1955)

God Bless the USA - Lee Greenwood (b. 1943)/arr. Mike Fansler (b.1969)

America the Beautiful - Samuel A. Ward (1848-1903)/arr. Carmen Dragon (1914-1984)

Retiring of Colors - WIU ROTC

Let Freedom Ring (conclusion) - Ryan Nowlin

Related Web Site: WIU School of Music
Contact Information:
 Joanie Herbert
 Phone: 309-298-1843
Source: School of Music

Western Illinois University
1 University Circle * Macomb, IL 61455
Phone: 309/298-1414 * E-mail
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