The music event is slated for 11 a.m. on November 21 at First United Methodist Church.
“It will be a lesson in history and patriotism” said event coordinator Donna Janzen. “I want the audience to realize how important our musical heritage was in creating the fabric of our country as we know it today.”
Several pianists and vocalists will perform well known patriotic numbers such as The Star Spangled Banner, America the Beautiful, and God Bless America. There will be other historic pieces such as Shenandoah, Clementine, and Buffalo Gal played on the banjo and harmonica.
William McMullin and Cody Daniel will be the narrators during the poetry portion of the 45-minute free event. The two will lead the audience through several important events in America, starting with the discovery of America by Christopher Columbus, followed by the landing of the Pilgrims, and the words of several presidents.
Janet Wallace will be the featured soloist for the Star Spangled Banner, Shenandoah, and America the Beautiful. Ernie Welch will play, “Oh, My Darlin’ Clementine” and “Buffalo Gal” on the banjo.
Organist Sara Ellington, pianists Michelle Reiselt, Ginger Stockton, Peggy McCord and Janet Gray will be featured.
Club member Bobbi Campbell, flute and fife, will add her special touch to several numbers such as Columbia, Gem of the Ocean and The Sword of Bunker Hill.
The concert is open the public.