2011 West Virginia University Marching Band Armed Forces Salute
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The concerts showcase the band's full complement of brass, woodwinds, percussion, flags and feature twirlers. We will perform musical highlights from the 2011 football season, including favorite pregame and halftime music.No celebration of our freedom can be complete without a tribute to the brave men and women who have sacrificed so much to preserve and protect our country. The WVU Band presents our "Armed Forces Salute," which features a medley of the songs from all branches of our great military.This selection will close with a stirring rendition of "America, The Beautiful." The United States Army! The United States Coast Guard! The United States Marines! The United States Air Force! The United States Navy!No one can argue the great service that the men and women of the armed services have provided to our nation over the centuries. By serving in two World Wars, the Korean War, Vietnam, Desert Storm, Afghanistan, Operations Iraqi Freedom and Enduring Freedom, and in the war on Terror, as well as continually providing support and aid to those in need when all types of disasters strike, our American service men and women have made us all swell with pride.Therefore, we pay honor to all the brave men and women who helped to make, and continue to make this country, the greatest nation on earth!The WVU Band would like to thank the following individuals for helping to make our Patriotic Show possible: J.T. Martin Fire & Safety of Clarksburg, WV for the assistance with the fire extinguishers Dr. Jeffry Johnson and the members of the WVU University Choir and Women's Choir Stu & Joyce Robbins for their generous donation that purchased our large American flag several years ago.Thank you to all of these individuals for their support of the West Virginia University Marching Band!Fans of the WVU Marching Band are asked to check out our web site at http://www.wvuband.org. Photos from this show can be found at http://bit.ly/szrDLFThere you can also find links to follow the band on both Facebook andTwitter.Now it is easier than ever to support "The Pride." The WVU Foundation is offering alumni and friends 3 ways to donate to the Pride Travel Fund by mail, phone, or online.Anyone interested in making a gift, or contributing online or by mail to the Pride Travel Fund may do so by contacting the WVU Foundation, at 304-284-4000 or by visiting http://www.pridetravelfund.comThank you for your support of "The Pride."