Wind Ensemble to Perform World War II Tribute

April 8, 2005

BLOOMINGTON, Ill.-The Illinois Wesleyan University Wind Ensemble will commemorate the 60th anniversary of the end of World War II in a musical tribute on Saturday, April 16, at 7:30 p.m. in Westbrook Auditorium of Presser Hall (1210 Park St., Bloomington).

The concert is free and open to the public.

Veterans of World War II are encouraged to attend the concert, which will include a presentation of the colors by The Honor Guard of the American Legion, and feature patriotic works as well as the music of all branches of the armed forces. Following the program, the audience is also invited to attend a reception in Presser Hall, during which American Legion veterans will be available to speak on their war experiences and memories.

Under the direction of Professor of Music Steven Eggleston, the Wind Ensemble will perform works such as “Victory at Sea,” “Stars and Stripes Forever” and “Armed Forces Medley.” In addition, Professor of Voice Caren Moham will sing “America the Beautiful,” and images of Illinois Wesleyan students' relatives who served in World War II will be projected as the ensemble plays John Williams' “Hymn to the Fallen.”

For additional information, contact the Illinois Wesleyan Civic Orchestra office at (309) 556-3346, or by e-mail at IWCO@iwu.edu.

Contact: Chelsey Iaquinta (309) 556-3181