Friday, June 20, 2014

Sunsets with a Soundtrack

The US Army Band is having a great concert series this summer where they perform Thursday night indoors at Ft. Myer and then repeat the performance the following night on the steps of the Capitol. This is the second one that we have been to.

Here's a selfie of Annabelle and me from a couple weeks ago:

And here's the Capitol tonight after the sun went down:

Tonight's show was "an evening of symphonic blockbusters from Tchaikovsky, Aaron Copland, and John Philip Sousa." It also featured the winner of the 4th Annual National Collegiate Solo Competition, Chris Leslie, who is an absolute bad ass on the euphonium. You can watch the video of last night's performance here:

Towards the end of every show they play all the service songs and invite veterans and their family members to stand for their respective service(s). We are getting quite a workout jumping up for the Marines (my dad), the Army (Fred and my grandfather), and now Air Force (Mike)!

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