John Bourgeois’ American Festival Concert

Featuring The Bourgeois Concert Band

When: Saturday, July 1

Where: Avon Hall, 22 Avon Lane, Washington

Time: Event opens at noon; concert starts at 5 p.m.

Rain date: XX

Admission: Free

An old fashioned family celebration of America. Come early, bring lawn chairs, blankets and a picnic lunch. Special activities for children.

Courtesy photo
Colonel John Bourgeois

The program:

Flag opening ceremony…………………………Boy Scout Troop #316

The Star Spangled Banner……………………….Francis Scott Key

“Liberty Fanfare”…………………………………….John Williams

Arr. James Curnow

“Concord”…………………………………………….Clare Grundman

“Old American Songs”…………………………….Aaron Copland

The Boatman’s Dance Arr. Thomas Knox

Long Time Ago

Simple Gifts

I Bought Me A Cat

Michael Ryan, Baritone

“American Patrol”………………………………….F.W. Meacham

“The Liberty Bell” March…………………………John Philip Sousa

“Heliotrope Bouquet”…………………………….Scott Joplin-Chauvin

Arr. J.R. Bourgeois

“The Washington Post” March…………………..John Philip Sousa

“St. Louis Blues” March……………………………W.C. Handy

Symphonic Scenario “Porgy and Bess”………..George Gershwin

“America The Beautiful”…………………………..Katharine Lee Bates

Michael Ryan, Baritone Arr. Thomas Knox

National Hymn “God of Our Fathers”……….. .Arr. Thomas Knox

“Armed Forces Salute”……………………………..Arr. Thomas Knox

Overture “1812”……………………………………Peter I. Tschaikowsky

Arr. Don Patterson

“The Stars and Stripes Forever”…………………..John Philip Sousa

Special thanks: Drew Mitchell and Bill Fischer; Bill and Sarah Walton; Beverly and John Fox Sullivan; Judd and Gail Swift; Alfred and Audrey Regnery; Cliff and Christine Mumm; Chuck and Dee Akre; John and Tracie Jacquemin; Bill Fletcher; Robert Archer; Paul Reisler and Kid Pan Alley; Rappahannock Association for Arts and Community; Dietlinde Turban Maazel and Castleton; Jason Guira and Rappahannock HS Panther Band; Father Horace “Tuck” Grinnell; Patrick O’Connell and The Inn at Little Washington; Rappahannock Fire and Rescue; Rappahannock Sheriff’s Department; Boy Scout Troop # 316; Butch Zindel and Real Estate Resources; Peter Kramer; Tula’s off Main; Child Care and Learning Center; Jason Brady; Tom Pellikaan; Rappahannock News; Foothills Forum; Lunch Bunch.

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