The Port Clinton High School Concert Band will pay tribute to “The March King”, John Philip Sousa, at their Saturday, May 17, concert. The concert will begin at 7 p.m. at the PCHS Performing Arts Center. Admission is free; however, a free will donation will be taken at the end of the concert.
The music includes something for all ages and the concert will conclude in traditional Sousa style with the playing of “The Stars and Stripes Forever.” Mr. Jack Brndiar, trumpet soloist from the Baldwin Wallace Conservatory of Music. will be guest soloist. Mr. Rod Miller, PCHS Band Director, will portray John Phillip Sousa.
This year there will be a special musical tribute to the Civil War. Abraham Lincoln and his wife, Mary Todd Lincoln, will be in attendance, along with other Civil War re-enactors. Audiences for this concert have always been close to capacity and the same is expected this year. Doors will open at 6:15 p.m. and seating is on a first come, first served basis.
The Port Clinton Music Boosters are having a BBQ chicken dinner prior to the concert in the PCHS Cafeteria from 3-6 p.m. Dinners, both dine in and carry out, are $8.50 and include 1/2 of a chicken and sides. Proceeds will benefit Port Clinton City School District music students and the Port Clinton Music Boosters. Tickets can be purchased from any Port Clinton Band or Orchestra member or by contacting Rod Miller at Port Clinton High School at 419-734-2147, ext. 4019.