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.