Community Band of Brevard to Host 9/11 Tribute ‘Remembering the Past, Anticipating the Future’ Sept. 12
By Space Coast Daily // August 31, 2021
concert begins at 3 p.m. at Merritt Island High School Auditorium
BREVARD COUNTY • MERRITT ISLAND, FLORIDA – The Community Band of Brevard will pay tribute to the victims of 9/11 and the group’s own founding bandleader in a concert Remembering the Past, Anticipating the Future, on Sunday, September 12 at Merritt Island High School Auditorium, 100 Mustang Way.
The 3 p.m. concert will feature musical selections favored by Marion Scott, who passed away last October and founded the Community Band of Brevard in 1985.
The all-volunteer group enjoyed three and a half decades of music-making under conductor Mr. Scott, and are grateful for the efforts of their new bandleader, Mr. Robin Kessler. Remembering the Past, Anticipating the Future will also remember all those who lost their lives during the attacks on the Pentagon in Washington, DC; Flight 93 in Pennsylvania, and the World Trade Center in New York City on September 11, 2001.
The music of composer John Williams will be featured, along with fitting music from films and a selection of well-known and patriotic works.
The band will also perform Marion Scott’s personal favorite, the moving “Elsa’s Procession to the Cathedral,” from Richard Wagner’s Lohengrin.
Concertgoers are strongly encouraged to wear face masks while in the auditorium (regardless of vaccination status), for the safety and health of patrons and musicians alike.
Remembering the Past, Anticipating the Future is free with no ticket required and no reserved seating.
For more information, contact the Community Band of Brevard at (321) 258-5580, visit CommunityBandOfBrevard.com or like their Facebook page at Facebook.com/CommunityBandBrevard.
Board Chairman for Community Band of Brevard, David Scarborough is eager to continue the band’s proud 35-year tradition with military bandleader, Robin Kessler.
“Rob has been rehearsing the band since April in preparation for this tribute concert,” said Scarborough. “We think Marion would have been glad to pass his baton to this very capable retired Army Band Commander. We are all looking forward to this next chapter in our band’s long history.”
The non-profit group is a past recipient of the John Philip Sousa Foundation Sudler Silver Scroll Award for musical excellence and cultural leadership.
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