National High School Honor Band performed at Monument Park in Gardner MA
The John Philip Sousa National High School Honor Band performed at Monument Park in Gardner on June 27, 2022. The outdoor event was possible as the rain which fell across the region earlier in the day gave way to sunshine. The well-attended event included those who wanted to see musicians Oliva Charette on clarinet and Emily Shouse on tuba from Gardner, Alma White on Trombone from Athol, Tiana Graessle on Bass Clarinet from Winchendon, Brianna Nunez on Bass Clarinet from Templeton, Dylan Wornham on Alto Saxophone from Athol, Declan Leclair on French Horn from Westminster. Other musicians were from all over the United States.
Historical Marker Presented
Gardner MA Mayor Michael Nicholson was presented an historical marker documenting the John Philip Sousa concerts conducted in Gardner in 1898, 1899, and 1912. The Band played an inspiring selection of music including Patriotic favorites. The band plans a concert at the Athol Town Hall at 5pm on June 28, 2022 and at Mechanics Hall in Worcester from 7 to 9pm on June 29, 2022 before heading out from Logan Airport on Thursday. Schedule and Website:
About John Philip Sousa Foundation
From the website, “The John Philip Sousa Foundation is a non-profit foundation dedicated to the promotion of international understanding through the medium of band music. Through the administration of band related projects, the foundation seeks to uphold the standards and ideals of that icon of the American spirit, John Philip Sousa.”
Coming Up at Monument Park
Concerts are usually on Saturdays at Monument Park. Coming up this Saturday July 2, 2022 is Holdin’ Back for a “feel good” performance to include rock ‘n’ roll, oldies, patriotic, and pop, featuring classically trained vocalist Emma Riffelmacher . Band website. Here is the Monument Park Concert Schedule for 2022, CLICK HERE.