Remembering Our Past, Forging Our Future
This is our 4th year performing at the National Museum of the Marine Corps and our 3rd year performing at Hurkamp Park in Fredericksburg, VA. We hope you will join us at one of our performances as we honor those that have come before us and helped define America and celebrate those that are our future.
This year we are honored to debut the works of Frank Matthews who fought on Iwo Jima with 24th Marines, 4th Marine Division using both the BAR and the flame thrower. After the battle, he was tasked with providing musical support for post battle ceremonies on the island. You don’t want to miss his original pieces orchestrated and arranged by our own CWO4 Robert Farmer, USMC (Ret.) and Anthony McDonald. This is very special and never heard before.
The Band of America’s Few will be highlighting local Virginia High School music students who will be performing with us and supporting the backbone of all military bands being the high school music program professionals and they need us more than ever. We also have a legacy program where our members can include their children 16 or older that possess the ability to participate. We stand by our music educators and hope you all understand why this is so important especially now in our schools.
We will be celebrating the arrival of Kilo Company 3/25 who are running from Tun Tavern in Philadelphia to the National Museum of the Marine Corps at the beginning of our concert in Triangle, VA. They do this in support of disabled veteran’s organizations and that is quite a distance for a worthy cause.