Free concerts salute the U.S. Armed Forces
Space Coast residents are encouraged to don red, white & blue and wave the flag during the Space Coast Symphony Wind Orchestra's weekend of patriotic concerts. Scheduled in two Brevard locations, Land, Air & Sea: An Armed Forces Tribute will first be performed at 7:00 PM on Saturday, June 25 at the Scott Center for the Performing Arts at Holy Trinity Episcopal Academy (5625 Holy Trinity Drive in north Melbourne, 32940). The free concert presented in conjunction with the Space Coast Symphony Chorus will be reprised on Sunday, June 26 at 3:30 PM at Riverside Presbyterian Church in Cocoa Beach, located at 3400 N. Atlantic Avenue (A1A), 32931.
Land, Air & Sea: An Armed Forces Tribute will showcase our national heritage as conductor and artistic director Aaron T. Collins directs the wind orchestra with music by John Williams, Richard Rodgers, Lee Greenwood, and marches from "The March King," John Philip Sousa. The concert will open with an extended version of the "Star Spangled Banner." The women of the Space Coast Symphony Chorus will perform several works with the ensemble, including "God Bless the USA" and "Hymn to the Fallen" from the film, Saving Private Ryan. Among the many rousing patriotic numbers will be a salute to the men and women of the United States Armed Forces. Audience members are asked to wear red, white and blue in a show of patriotic solidarity.
Artistic Director and Conductor, Aaron T. Collins, considers it an honor to salute our veterans and those currently serving in the military. “We owe everything to the men and women who have worn our nation's uniform,” said Collins. “These concerts are a powerful way to come together as a community and thank them for their service.”