From the TOLEDO SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA
The Toledo Concert Band, made up of members of the Toledo Symphony, will perform a free concert on Independence Day on Monday, July 4, at 2 p.m., at the Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Library & Museums in Fremont, Ohio, conducted by Bruce Moss. This year’s performance, sponsored by Hal & Diane Hawk and Crown Battery with additional funding from the City of Fremont, will also air on television and radio via WGTE.
“Residents of the community and surrounding area love this patriotic event and look forward to it each year,” said Kristina Smith, marketing and communications manager for the Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Library and Museums. “We are so grateful to our partners at the Toledo Symphony and Toledo Concert Band for their fantastic performance here and all the behind-the-scenes work they do to make this happen. We are also grateful to WGTE for broadcasting the concert. To have this performance at the home of one of our American Presidents on Independence Day is very special.
The annual concert featuring the Toledo Concert Band has been played on the veranda of the historic home of President Rutherford and First Lady Lucy Hayes every Fourth of July since 1997. The band will perform a variety of patriotic music, including Stars and Stripes forever, america the beautifuland more, and Civil War re-enactors will punctuate Tchaikovsky’s performance 1812 Opening with real cannon shots. The concert will also be broadcast on Friday, July 8 at 7 p.m. (FM91) and available on WGTE HD Sunday, July 10 at 6:30 p.m. Viewers can listen to the livestream on wgte.org and the WGTE app on both dates.
“Without a doubt, the historic home of Rutherford B. Hayes is one of the most picturesque concert venues we perform at,” said Keith McWatters, director of the Toledo Symphony Orchestra. “It’s a beautiful setting and a great way for us to celebrate Independence Day with the whole community, something we look forward to every year.”