Events Calendar

16th Annual Veterans Day Concert

Date: November 11, 2018 Time: 4:00 PM - 5:15 PM
Event Description We are proud to announce our 16th Annual Veterans Day Concert performed by Ferris State University’s West Central Concert Band! With this concert, we celebrate the vital role that our Veterans and Active Military Personnel have provided and continue to provide for our nation.

The concert will also include the performance of a special musical selection featuring music from all 5 branches of service, and we will invite our Veterans, Active Military Personnel and their Family Members to stand and be recognized upon hearing their anthem!

Participating Individuals & Organizations:
Steve Winninger, bagpiper
Dr. Donna Smith, announcer
Randy Akkerhuis, “Taps” trumpeter
Velvet Underwood, veteran speaker
Dr. Tracy Busch, history presentation
Jeff Gabalis, visual effects coordinator
Ferris State University Student Veterans Association
Patricia Donegan, Mid-Michigan Honor Flight, presenter
The Patch Adams / Gesundheit Institute’s “Clownvets” Project
Ferris State University President David L. Eisler, guest conductor
Big Rapids American Legion Post 98 Honor Guard, Bill Yontz, coordinator
Dr. Stephen W. Durst, Dean of the College of Pharmacy, welcome address
Old Jail Quilters Chapter of the Quilts of Valor Foundation Quilt Presentation

MUSICAL SELECTIONS
Armed Forces Salute
by Bob Lowden

Fanfare for a Fallen Soldier
by E. Brown

Palais de Versailles Overture
by Kelly Bennette

Rest
by Frank Ticheli

Solid Men to the Front
by John Philip Sousa

Songs from the Great War
by Andrew Glover

The Star-Spangled Banner
by Francis Scott Key & John Stafford Smith

Trombone Tiger Rag
by Chris Sharp


Event Location Williams Auditorium
783 S. State St.
Big Rapids, MI 49307
Date/Time Information Sunday, November 11
4:00pm - 5:15pm
Contact Information
231-591-3676
Fees/Admission
Free Admission. Open to the public.
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