Austin Symphonic Band presents “Remembrance and Hope”

~posted by David Crews, KMFA announcer

Last weekend, the Austin Symphonic Band presented a concert on December 2nd. The theme was “Remembrance and Hope,” to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor, and then promising look forward to the holiday season. We enjoyed music from the 1940s, with exciting pieces like Victory at Sea, as well as lighter offerings such as In the Miller Mood, and some holiday favorites as well.

I was the narrator for one piece titled “Duty, Honor, Country,” based on a speech by General Douglas MacArthur.  I was very pleased to be able to perform this role, especially since my father is a medaled combat veteran of WWII.

The piece I narrated was very well received and it was an altogether enjoyable experience.  Here’s a photo from the event, and you might want to look now – I only wear a suit a few times a decade! Thanks to all the members of ASB for their good work and for the invitation.

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