Patriotic Band Concert on Nov. 10 Honors Military, First Responders

Veterans Admitted Free to Nov. 12 Football Game at McKendree

(LEBANON, Ill., October 27, 2016) — Military Appreciation Week activities at McKendree University will include a “Salute to Freedom” band concert on Thursday, Nov. 10 at 7:30 p.m. at the Hettenhausen Center for the Arts.

Join the university’s Concert Band and Wind Ensemble, under the direction of Dr. Jennifer Moder, assistant professor of music education, for a special performance honoring our nation’s veterans and local first responders. The patriotic concert will feature a guest quartet (Nichole DeWall, Brian Pezza, Duane Olson and Mary Jane Moder) and the Sesser-Valier High School Band, led by 2015 McKendree University graduate Megan Zurliene. Admission is free.

All active military and veterans will receive complimentary tickets with a military I.D. on Saturday, Nov. 12, when the McKendree Bearcats football team takes on the Truman State University Bulldogs. Kickoff is at 1 p.m. at Leemon Field. Special pre-game presentations will be given by the Communications Squadron at Scott Air Force Base, USTRANSCOM Color Guard and the Marching Bearcat Band.

For more information about Military Appreciation Week activities, contact Krysti Connelly at