Cedarville University to Host Memorial Day Musical Celebrations

by Public Relations Office

Cedarville, Ohio - The Cedarville University Department of Music will host two Memorial Day musical presentations on May 28. Included are the University's annual Memorial Day Celebration and the University Symphonic Band's final concert of the year. "The University's yearly Memorial Day concert is a patriotic salute to America's heroes," said Professor of Music Mike DiCuirci, who conducts the program. "We welcome the entire community to help celebrate this often-overlooked holiday, but we especially invite current and former members of America's armed services to attend," emphasized DiCuirci, who also serves as director of bands for the University. "We want to give the University community, especially our students, the opportunity to say a personal 'Thank you' to every veteran in attendance," he stressed. Vocal and instrumental artists will present a review of the music surrounding American military history. Performances will range from a Civil War-era string band to the "Big Band" sound of Glenn Miller and Kate Smith. The Memorial Day Celebration begins at 11 a.m. in the Jeremiah Chapel of the Dixon Ministry Center. It is free and open to the public. At 7:30 p.m. that evening, the University Symphonic Band, under DiCuirci's direction, will present another free concert. This presentation will feature performances of Sousa's Stars and Stripes Forever, Buglers' Holiday, and selections from the Broadway hit Les Miserables. This concert will also be held in the Dixon Ministry Center. For more information about either concert, contact the University Public Relations Office at 937-766-7808. -Cedarville-