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Princeton Community Band plans patriotic concert

Published: Monday, June 30, 2014 4:20 p.m. CDT

PRINCETON — The Princeton Community Band will present a patriotic concert at 6 p.m. July 6 in Soldiers and Sailors Park in Princeton. The Bureau County Historical Society will present readings about local Fourth of July 4 history and excerpts from the Declaration of Independence. Quinn Johnston, a PCB member, will perform a tenor sax solo on “They Can’t Take That Away” by the Gershwins.

The PCB will present a special package of mementos from the world premiere concert to the Bureau County Historical Society. To mark this presentation, “The Red Covered Bridge” will be performed for the last time this season.

The band will present a salute to veterans, active duty, reserves and families with a performance of the service songs.

Paul Collinson, a PCB member, will recite Sousa’s own lyrics to “The Stars and Stripes Forever” prior to its performance.

The concert is free. Lawn chairs are suggested. Refreshments will be available.

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