The Sounds of Freedom military band announces Fall 2016 concert


Join The Sounds of Freedom military band on Sunday, Sept. 18 at 2 p.m. for its fall concert, “The Music of John Williams.” Renowned American composer John Williams will be the focus of this unique musical experience. The band will play some of the bold and timeless film score melodies from “Hook,” “Home Alone,” “Harry Potter,” “Artificial Intelligence (AI)” and “The Patriot,”

A musical tapestry displaying the talent and magnificence of Williams’ works that vary from mystical to stirring, and dramatic. The poignant musical strains from “Lincoln,” to the brass and bold music of Williams’ most requested titles “March from 1941,” through the tension and anticipation of battle in “Midway March” and ending with the soaring and tender moments of the movie “Superman.”

Sounds of Freedom band
Sounds of Freedom band

The Williams’ musical genre also includes the commissioned works for the Summer Olympic Games in 1984 (Los Angeles), 1988 (Seoul), and 1996 (Atlanta, 100th Anniversary of the Modern Games) and the 2002 Winter Games (Salt Lake City).

The military band will take flight with four exciting and dynamic movie themes that are full of adventure at conquering the skies and galaxies, including melodies from “E.T.,” “Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone,” Star Wars Episode One: The Phantom Menace” and “Star Wars Main Title.” Then the band will swing through Williams’ jazz roots with a medley that includes Cantina Band from Star Wars, the main theme from “Catch Me If You Can” and the World War II era “Swing, Swing, Swing” from 1941.

The band will also honor the military with salute to the U.S Armed Forces and conclude with a remembrance of those who have who paid the ultimate price with “Hymn to the Fallen” from the film score “Saving Private Ryan.”

The concert takes place at the Clovis Veterans Memorial District and admission is free.