CHARLESTON — Charleston Community Band is slated to perform a few songs ahead of their free annual patriotic concert Thursday, one of their more heavily attended performances.
The concert is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. Thursday, June 27 at the John Daum Amphitheater in Kiwanis Park. But Ginger Stanfield, community band director, said the community jazz band will be playing three songs starting at 7 p.m. This will be the debut of the newly formed jazz band which will be playing "for our early arriving audience members," Stanfield said.
The small slate of songs includes "Havana," "Watermelon Man" and "The American Patrol."
According to a press release, the regularly scheduled concert will kick off with "The Star-Spangled Banner" as they do each week.
The band will then also perform:
"The Liberty Bell March"
"A Nation’s Prayer" ("God of Our Fathers" and "The Battle Hymn of the Republic")
"Armed Forces Salute" ("The Caisson Song," "Semper Paratus," "The Marines’ Hymn," "The U.S. Air Force," and "Anchors Aweigh")
"The Washington Post March"
"Amazing Grace" featuring Paul Hinson on bagpipes
"Our America" ("Yankee Doodle," "Yankee Doodle Boy," "You’re A Grand Old Flag," "This Land Is Your Land" and "God Bless the U.S.A.")
"Tara’s Theme" from "Gone with the Wind" in celebration of the film's 80th anniversary
"Mack The Knife"
"The Stars and Stripes Forever"
Organizers suggest that those who attend bring lawn chairs or blankets.
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