Armed Forces Day at Jacksonville Landing

Armed Forces Day Concert at the Jacksonville Landing

On Saturday, May 21, 2011, Armed Forces Day is celebrated with a special joint concert with First Coast Wind Ensemble and Navy Band South East. The concert takes place  at 4:00 p.m. at the Jacksonville Landing.

The Navy Band Southeast is led by Musician First Class Jose Acosta USN. The performance includes military and patriotic music and video presentations that pay tribute to the brave men and women who serve our country in all our uniformed services.

First Coast Wind Ensemble
First Coast Wind Ensemble

First Coast Wind Ensemble and Navy Band Southeast
Captain Jeffrey Maclay USN, Commanding Officer, NAS Jacksonville
Saturday, May 21 @ 4:00 p.m.

Opening remarks will be delivered by Captain Jeffrey Maclay USN, Commanding Officer of NAS Jacksonville. The concert will include the Presentation of Colors by the US Coast Guard Auxiliary Honor Guard and the singing of the National Anthem by vocalist Laurie Orth.

The program will feature vignettes by the Jacksonville Historical Society’s Executive Director Emily Lisska, who will highlight the role of Jacksonville’s service personnel during the different phases of World War II. The Landing’s jumbo tron will bring photos from the war period, most never publicly shown before.

The 60-member First Coast Wind Ensemble is an organization of community musicians led by principal conductor Artie Clifton and associate conductor Don Reynolds. The organization is celebrating its 21st season of concerts offered as a cultural service to the greater Jacksonville area.