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Programming faux pas?

So you’re at a military band concert, and it’s coming toward the end – you know this because they just played the “Armed Forces Medley,” and you proudly stood when the Army Song started because your father is a Soldier serving overseas.  Now they’re playing “America, the Beautiful” and you can feel your heart swell with pride as images of America play across a large screen; the music ends with a flourish and a rousing final chord as an image of the Statue of Liberty is shown.  The crowd erupts and you stand as one Nation.  The conductor takes a bow and leaves the stage.  The audience calls him back because there’s one piece you haven’t heard yet – one piece you must hear before the concert is complete. Continue reading

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