The words of our Declaration of Independence are some of the most eloquent ever written. John Adams, and the committee of five who drafted it, shaped a country with their prose. This week on Wind & Rhythm we celebrate America's birthday, with what John Adams expected succeeding generations to remember as the great anniversary festival of our independence.
The Star-Spangled Banner (A Love Song to Our Country) arr. Jack Stamp DePauw University Band, Craig Paré American Salute Morton Gould Northshore Concert Band, John P. Paynter Revolutionary Fantasy Ernest Williams University of Central Oklahoma Wind Symphony,
Brian Lamb Shenandoah Frank Ticheli US Air Force Band, Colonel Dennis Layendecker American Overture for Band Joseph Wilcox Jenkins US Army Field Band, Colonel Finley R. Hamilton Liberty Fanfare
John Williams US Coast Guard Band, Commander W. Kenneth Megan Suite of Old American Dances Robert Russell Bennett Michigan State Symphony Band, John Madden Overture and March "1776" Charles Ives US Marine Band, Timothy Foley