Band plans patriotic concert


Staff report



SIDNEY — The Sidney Civic Band will perform a free, Sept. 11 Patriotic Concert, Thursday, Sept. 3, at 6:15 p.m., in Custenborder Park, 449 Riverside Drive, during the Shelby County Historical Society’s Week of Valor.

Attendees should take lawn chairs.

“The Sidney Civic Band’s concert will feature marches and a chronological presentation of music celebrating the major wars and conflicts of our great country,” said Sidney Civic Band Director Phil Chilcote. “We are proud of our nation, proud of our first responders and the concert commemorates the memory of those who have served and/or lost their lives in service. It also celebrates and honors the brave men and women who are committed to helping others.”

The concert will last approximately one hour and includes the following: The Shelby County Sheriff’s Honor Guard will present the colors for the national anthem and the pledge of allegiance. The Rev. Randy Locker will offer a prayer and sing “The Star-Spangled Banner.” The Sidney Fire Department Honor Guard will perform a fire bell ceremony under the direction of Deputy Chief Cam Hollar. The Sidney Police Department Honor Guard will fire a 21-gun salute. Various military groups will lay wreaths. The concert will feature soloist Brett Poling, trumpeters playing taps, a Vietnam tribute, “God Bless the USA,” “God Bless America” and John Philip Sousa’s “Stars and Stripes Forever.”

The Sidney VFW will operate a food booth on site throughout the weekend and the proceeds will benefit the Shelby County Vets to DC program.

Staff report

This article was submitted by the Sidney Civic Band.

This article was submitted by the Sidney Civic Band.