tribute to veterans graphicThe Temple College Symphonic Band will give a free concert titled “A Tribute to Our Nation’s Veterans” on Sunday, Nov. 12, at 3 p.m. in the auditorium of the Mary Alice Marshall Performing Arts Center.

The program will feature a variety of patriotic music from the time of our nation’s founding to the present. Selections will include William Schuman’s “Chester Overture for Band,” based on William Billings’ hymn and marching song of the American Revolution. Other pieces featured on the concert include “Hymn for the Innocent” by Julie Giroux, “Inchon” by Robert W. Smith and “In Infamy” by Jack Wilds, a 2005 graduate of Temple High School and a former member of the Temple High School Wildcat Band.

The concert will conclude with Carmen Dragon’s arrangement of “America the Beautiful.”

“The band members and I are incredibly appreciative of our nation’s military veterans,” said Director Brent Colwell. “This concert is our humble way of showing our appreciation. We currently have and have had in the past many veterans as members of the band. We hope both veterans and active duty service members will take advantage of this concert.”

The Temple College Symphonic Band is comprised of college students, some high school students, professional musicians and adults who love playing their instrument. Colwell, who also serves as Director of the Division of Fine Arts for Temple College, has directed the band since 2007.

For more information on this concert and upcoming college music events, call the Temple College Fine Arts Division office at 254-298-8555 or visit