Salute To Veterans Concert


Northwinds Symphonic Band will present their annual Salute to Veterans Concert. The concert, under the direction founding director of Helen P. Bauer and associate director Bradley S. Hartman, will take place at 3 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 15, at the Wunsch Arts Center at Robert M. Finley Middle School, 1 Forest Ave., Glen Cove. Admission to the concert is free. For more information call: 516-313-6560. The Wunsch Arts Center is an accessible facility.

For the concert, Northwinds Symphonic Band will present a diverse and interesting program that includes well-known patriotic works such as “National Emblem,” “The Battle Cry for Freedom,” Leroy Anderson’s “Ticonderoga March” and music by John Philip Sousa.  Selections from Rodgers and Hammerstein’s The King and I will represent the field of theater music and the big band era will live again with a special appearance by Long Island’s premier 1930s and ’40s female vocal trio, The Three Babbling Brooks.

Northwinds_111115AThe Brooks are made up of Stephanie Horowitz, Holly Sickinger and Valerie Grehan, who will perform music made famous by Tommy Dorsey and The Andrews Sisters. Works of Americana will be spotlighted with Bruce Broughton’s music from the epic western motion picture Silverado and the descriptive symphonic poem for concert band, “Gettysburg – The Third Day” by Jay Dawson. Euphonium soloists Donald Winston and Alex Friedman will step to center stage and perform the virtuoso duet “Variations on ‘All Those Endearing Young Charms.’” There will also be a special performance of composer/educator Stanley Glick’s moving composition, “Aftermath,” accompanied by a slideshow of photographs from Normandy. All are welcome to join in for an afternoon of great entertainment for the entire family.

Since its inception in September 2007, Northwinds Symphonic Band draws large and enthusiastic audiences. The band is a diverse group of musicians of all ages (13-83), occupations and experience. Northwinds is committed to the performance of standard concert band repertoire including marches, Broadway and movie favorites, transcriptions, the 20th century classics and new releases. The band is available for charity and fundraising events.

For more information about this event, contact Lauren Osnato at 516-313-6560 or

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