Red, White, & Blue
The Department of Washington American Legion Band
Sunday, June 11, 2023, at 2:00 PM
Sunday Afternoon Live
323 3rd St, Raymond, WA
Get ready for some soul-stirring, stand-up-and-cheering music coming to you courtesy of The American Legion Band! This concert band is the official military band for the State of Washington, and the only American Legion Band in the state. Composed of volunteers, the band goes where requested, performs free of charge, and has made it their mission to support military veterans through music. And what music! The band has something for everyone: Marvel Universe themes, movie soundtracks, Broadway show tunes, jazz and big band medleys, marches, light classical pieces, and, of course, patriotic songs. They have been called “The Boston Pops of the Pacific Northwest” for good reason. Rounding out the performance will be an unforgettable salute to the
armed forces, sure to move and inspire listeners. The Department of Washington American Legion Band has been performing since 1925. Most band members are nonveterans who have chosen this way of honoring and uplifting our military. Among them is Raymond resident Connie Bevington, a member of the flute section.
All band members are extremely dedicated musicians who travel on their own to venues and fit their performance duties into work and home life schedules. The band recently celebrated its 98th anniversary. The current conductor, Kevin Robertson, is
only the 19th conductor in all of that long history, and he has served in that role since 2011. A musician throughout his own military career, Mr. Robertson was pulled into the band in 2010 as an emergency fill-in baritone horn player—–and the rest, as they say, is history. As a longtime leader of The American Legion Band, Mr. Robertson is extremely proud of his organization and the amazing service they perform for military veterans and the community.
This performance is free and open to the
public. Don’t miss it!