A Salute To Veterans
The Lake George Community Band will perform a special tribute concert for Veterans, members of the military and their families on Sunday Nov. 17, 2013 at 2 p.m. at the Glens Falls High School Auditorium, as part of the Warren County Bicentennial Celebration.
The concert, conducted by LGCB’s new music director, Michael Craner, will pay homage to Veterans of all wars for their patriotism and willingness to serve in the military and sacrifice for our country and as well, will pay tribute to Warren County’s Bicentennial with historical narratives highlighting the history of Warren County from the Revolutionary War to present day. The concert will include a wide variety of patriotic music, some familiar period music and some pieces depicting famous moments in history.
Veterans from throughout the area (Warren, Washington, Saratoga, Hamilton counties etc.) are welcome and are encouraged to wear their uniforms. Free transportation for local veterans and their families is also being provided by local veterans support group, Thankyouforyourservice@roadrunner.com or by calling Dave Collins at (518) 791-0188. Admission is free to Veterans and Active Duty Military. All other adults are $12 and children 12 and under are $8. Tickets are available through the Wood Theater Ticket Service (518) 874-0800 or www.woodtheater.org and will also be available at the door. Join us for an afternoon of music in tribute to our Veterans.
In addition to celebrating Veterans and Warren County’s 200 year history, the event draws attention to the 10th anniversary of LGCB, who’s first appearance was in the Centennial Celebration of the Village of Lake George in 2003. The band consists of approximately 65+ volunteer musicians and performs summer concerts at Shepard Park in the Village of Lake George, as well as having performed several times at the Wood Theater. Its marching division has participated in Lake George’s Memorial Day Parades, the Glens Falls-Queensbury Memorial Day Parades, Holiday Parades in South Glens Falls, and most recently in the North Warren Bicentennial Celebration held Aug. 24, 2013. The next concert performance for LGCB will be a holiday concert Saturday, Dec 21st 8pm at Glens Falls High School Auditorium, which will continue to be our “inside venue”.