As our new Musical Director, Mark Deal, the National Concert Band of America opens its 2016-2017 season with a program whose theme is :To Dance!”

The concert is Sunday, October 30th at 3 PM at Carl Sandburg Middle School in Fort Hunt, Virginia.

Our program begins with Alfred Reed’s “El Camino Real.” Next on the program is Arthur Sullivan’s music to the ballet “Pineapple Poll.” “Three Dances from Henry the 8th” by Edward Laurendeau is followed by Vincert Persichetti’s “Divertimento for Band.” Norman Dello Joio’s “Satiric Dances” takes us to the program’s final selection, “Four Scottish Dances” by Malcolm Arnold.

As with all National Concert Band of America’s programs we close with a salute to all members of the Armed Forces, past, present, and future with Bob Lowden’s arrangement of “Armed Forces Salute” followed by our “signature song” – Hawley Ades’ “This Is My Country.”