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Wind ensemble to present ‘Summon the Heroes’ concert

Wind ensemble to present ‘Summon the Heroes’ concert


The Plainville Wind Ensemble and the CCSU Veterans Affairs Department are honored to present their annual Veterans Concert “Summon the Heroes” on Sunday, Nov. 17, 2 p.m., in Welte Hall auditorium at CCSU.

The concert is free.

Joined with New Britain Hardware City Detachment, Baroque Eagle Sea Cadets, Hartford HealthCare at Home and under the artistic direction of Ken Bagley, the symphonic concert band will honor veterans and those currently serving in our military with an inspiring patriotic performance including the Connecticut premier of Symphony No. 1 “Heroes” by Onsby C. Rose.

A special tribute for all veterans who served during the Vietnam era will be presented during the concert. Veterans who served on active duty in the U.S. armed forces at any time during the period of Nov.1, 1955 to May 15, 1975, regardless of location, are eligible for a commemorative lapel pin. Contact Sherri Vogt, veteran liaison at Hartford HealthCare at Home, at sherri.vogt@hhchealth.org for information on applying for the commemorative lapel pin.

The collection of donated new toys for the Marines “Toys for Tots” program has been a long-standing tradition at the veterans concert. Marines from the Naval and Marine Center of Plainville and the Hardware City Detachment Marine Corps League will be present to accept donations of new unwrapped toys.

With assistance from programs such as the veterans concert, the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve “Toys for Tots” Program in Connecticut is able to meet its mission to collect new toys to distribute during the holiday season to needy children in our community.  Toys are needed from infants to teens.

For more information on the Plainville Wind Ensemble, visit plainvillewindensemble.com.

-- Press Release