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EIU Wind Symphony to Honor Veterans with 'Call to Duty' Concert


The Eastern Illinois University Wind Symphony will salute past and present members of the U.S. armed forces with "A Call to Duty: A Veterans Day Tribute" at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 11.

All active-duty military members and veterans will be admitted free to the concert, which will be held in the Doudna Fine Arts Center's Dvorak Concert Hall.

The Wind Symphony, conducted by Barry L. Houser, will perform several patriotic musical selections: "The Star Spangled Banner" by John Stafford Smith; "Early Light" by Carolyn Bremer; "Suite of Old American Dances" by Robert Russell Bennett; "Eternal Father, Strong to Save" by Claude T. Smith; "Duty, Honor, Country" by Harold Walters; "Armed Forces Salute" by Bob Lowden; "Battle Hymn of the Republic," arranged by Peter Wilhousky; and "The Stars and Striper Forever" by John Philip Sousa.

Tickets -- $5 for the general public; $3 for EIU employees, senior citizens and students -- may be purchased in person at Doudna Fine Arts Center Box Office, by telephone at 217-581-3110, or online at
The concert is presented by the EIU Department of Music.

The Doudna Fine Arts Center is a division of the EIU College of Arts and Humanities. For more information on the facility and scheduled events, please see



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Josh Reinhart, Public Information Coordinator

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Charleston, IL 61920
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