The Port Clinton High School Concert Band will pay tribute to “The March King,” John Philip Sousa, at a Saturday, May 12, concert. The show 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.
Music includes something for all ages and of course, the concert will conclude in traditional Sousa style with the playing of “The Stars and Stripes Forever.” Guest soloists include: Dan Bentley, Euphonium Soloist, U.S. Air Force Band of Flight; Felita Rowe, vocal soloist, U.S. Air Force Band of Flight; and the Terra Choral Society. Rod Miller, PCHS band director, will portray John Phillip Sousa.
The PCHS Band always honors veterans at the Sousa concert, and this year will pay special tribute to Harold Brown. Brown is one of the original Tuskegee Airman and a member of the famed “Red Tails” who fought during World War II. Brown is also a resident of Port Clinton. Audiences have always been close to capacity and the same is expected again this year. Doors will open at 6 p.m. and seating is on a first-come, first-served basis.
The Port Clinton Music Boosters are having a barbecue chicken dinner prior to the concert from 3 to 6 p.m. in the PCHS Cafeteria. Dinners are $8.50 and include half of a chicken, baked potato, baked beans, roll and butter.