Broadcast: TSO Independence Day Concert

Neighborhood Series

Hayes Presidential Library & Museums

July 4, 2020

Concert Time: 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Bruce Moss, conductor
Tony Geftos, Master of Ceremonies

Celebrate Independence Day with a patriotic concert by the Toledo Symphony Concert Band, a broadcast on WGTE-TV and FM91! Led by conductor Bruce Moss, the TSO Concert Band performs patriotic favorites such as Stars and Stripes Forever, America the Beautiful, and more. In a Fourth of July tradition, Civil War reenactors punctuate the 1812 Overture with cannon fire! This broadcast was pre-recorded at the Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Center in Fremont on Saturday, July 27.

Star Spangled Banner - Francis Scott Key                                                          
The Chimes of Liberty - E. F. Goldman/arr. Loras Schissel                             
American Overture for Band - Joseph Willcox Jenkins                                 
Who’s Who in Navy Blue - John Philip Sousa                                                         
With Quiet Courage - Larry Daehn                                                                   
Gershwin! - arr. Warren Barker                                                      
Begin the Beguine - Cole Porter/arr. Paul Noble                                       
The Liberty Bell - John Philip Sousa                                                         
Armed Forces Medley - arr. Thomas Knox                                                         
Belle of the Ball - Leroy Anderson                                             
Tribute to Irving Berlin - Irving Berlin/arr. Warren Barker               
Semper Fidelis - John Philip Sousa                                                         
America the Beautiful - Ward, arr. Carmen Dragon                                        
Overture, 1812 - Peter I. Tchaikovsky/arr. Lake                   
Stars and Stripes Forever - John Philip Sousa            

Bruce Moss began a versatile and distinguished career at York Community High School in Elmhurst, IL, where for eleven years he was director of bands and music department chair. Among the many highlights of his public-school teaching career was the honor of a performance with his students and the Chicago Symphony Orchestra. After completing his doctorate in 1989, Moss has continued this reputation at the collegiate level with Director of Bands appointments at St. Cloud State University, Eastern Illinois University, and Bowling Green State University. He has also taught at the College of DuPage and the VanderCook College of Music.

In 1980, Moss began a 39-year tenure as conductor of the Wheaton Municipal Band in Illinois. He has served on the board of directors for the American Bandmasters Association, the College Band Directors National Association, the National Band Association, and Kappa Kappa Psi. He is a published author and has been a music reviewer for The Instrumentalist magazine and a contributor to the Teaching Music Through Performance in Band series. He holds honorary memberships in numerous professional organizations and remains active as a clinician, conductor, and adjudicator throughout the United States and abroad. Most recently, he was honored as the Ohio Music Education Association’s 2017 Outstanding Educator of the Year.


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