I went with my small group to see the Marine Band perform at Lipscomb last night. It was excellent! And besides that, it was free.
How can anyone avoid tearing up when the "Stars and Stripes Forever" is played or when an entire audience sings "God Bless America" right after all those who served in the U. S. forces had just stood up? Very emotional. I wonder, are we losing that in all our "political" battles? Does anyone care anymore? Or do we just feed off of past battles won?
Band music brings back lots of memories--I actually remembered the notes I played in the Hamlin High School Pied Piper Band when we played "Semper Fidelis", while the Marine Band played it. Sousa marches are my favorites.