LWE, An American Salute, The Greatest Generation

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You are invited to the Lakeshore Wind Ensemble’s “An American Salute” concert, conducted by Jeremiah Eis, honoring our military with an Armed Forces medley of service songs, including the new Space Force! Mayor Justin Nickels will be a guest narrator for the tribute to each branch of service. Repertoire includes Aaron Copland’s “Fanfare for the Common Man,” big band era selections, vocalist Kim Hofmann’s beautiful rendition of “Sound of Music,” and music from John Williams’ “Hymn to the Fallen,” honoring the Manitowoc-built submarine, USS Lagarto.

On December 5th, 2022 the National Park Service announced the designation of Manitowoc, Wisconsin as an American World War II Heritage City due to its vital role in World War II, most notably the production of twenty-eight submarines, which were ordered by the United States Navy for use in the Second World War. Four of the Manitowoc 28, including the USS Lagarto, are on eternal patrol, meaning they were lost during the war. You are invited to a USS Lagarto remembrance ceremony earlier in the day at the Wisconsin Maritime Museum; more details are on their website: wisconsinmaritime.org.

If you go: This performance is rated G and tickets are $20 main floor and mezzanine and $15 balcony; $10 for student tickets.


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