The “Pensacola Bay Concert Band Across America” concert will focus on patriotism and Americana. B. T. Washington High School’s NJROTC program will open the concert with the presentation of the colors, followed by the band playing the national anthem. Music representing various regions of our country (the South, the Northeast, the West, the Southeast, the Southwest and the Midwest) will be presented with corresponding visual images and scenes of each region. Musical selections will include Shenandoah’s Simple Gifts, the San Fran Pan Am March, Sedona (Arizona), Songs of Old Kentucky, Valley Forge March, and the like.
Founded in November of 2014, the Pensacola Bay Concert Band (PBCB) started with a wish, prayer, and nine (9) musicians. Our Band focuses on adults who may have played an instrument in school, but have not had the opportunity to play with an organized group in many years. Now at 90 members who range in age from 18-80, the Band provides music as an art form and a no-cost cultural activity for the community and visitors.