The Port Clinton High School Band’s 13th annual tribute to “The March King,” John Philip Sousa, will be on Saturday, May 18, at 7 p.m. in the Port Clinton High School Performing Arts Center. Admission is free, with free will donations taken at the end of the concert.
The stirring music includes something for everyone of all ages and ,of course, the concert will conclude in traditional Sousa style with the playing of “The Stars and Stripes Forever.” Guest percussion soloist is Dr. Aaron Ziegler, Percussion Professor at the University of Toledo and Owens Community College. Dr Ziegler’s appearance is made possible by Baumann Auto Group.
This year there will be a special musical tribute to all veterans of the Korean War, so all Korean War veterans are invited to attend. Master of ceremonies will be the Honorable Frederick “Fritz” Hany. The band will also honor all current and past members of the military as well with a special medley of the Armed Forces songs.
Band Director Rod Miller, will portray John Philip Sousa, and is currently in his 13th year as director of bands for the Port Clinton City Schools. This is the 31st year that Miller has presented such a concert. Audiences have always been at 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. For those that can’t attend in person, Port Clinton Radio will be live-streaming the event.
A BBQ chicken dinner will be held prior to the concert in the PCHS Cafeteria from 3-6 p.m. Dinners are $9 and are pre-sale only. For chicken dinner tickets, contact any high school band member or call Port Clinton High School Band Director Rod Miller. 419-734-2147 Ext. 4019.