FRYEBURG — White Mountain Musical Arts invites the community to attend the sixth annual Memorial Weekend concert featuring the Seacoast Wind Ensemble on Sunday, May 27, at 7:30 p.m. at the Leura Hill Eastman Performing Arts Center Fryeburg Academy located on Bradley Street in Fryeburg, Maine.
The performance by the Seacoast Wind Ensemble - a Sousa-style 50-piece band - has been underwritten by retired Air Force officers, Lt. Col. Jim and Col. Karen Umberger and Major Arnie and Mrs. Donna Schiegoleit, whose generous donation permits the presentation of this exciting concert free of charge. In addition to honoring all veterans who have and are currently serving our country, the 2012 concert is dedicated to the memory of a family member of James Umberger, J. W. Fisher, Chief Master Sergeant Retired US Air Force who served his country proudly and with honor for over 30 years.
The concert program will honor area Veterans and provide a musical salute to thank those who have and continue to serve in the armed forces to preserve our nation and insure our freedom. A colorful display of the flags from the various branches of the armed services will be presented. The concert will end with the traditional playing of the Armed Forces Medley, saluting, in order of establishment, the United States Army, Marine Corps, Navy, Air Force, and Coast Guard.
The program will open with the playing of the Star Spangled Banner and feature many patriotic tunes and marches, selections from "Oliver," an American singalong, and the traditional Armed Forces Salute when members of the audience are asked to stand while their particular Armed Forces theme is played. The program will end with "The Stars and Stripes Forever" by John Philip Sousa.
The concert is free, but an opportunity to make a donation to the White Mountain Musical Arts will be available. There is plenty of parking and the performing arts center is handicap accessible.