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The Legacy of Heroes

Thompson High School Performing Arts Center

Alabaster, Alabama

May 21, 2023 at 8:00:00 PM


Lobby Performances


Pizitz MS Beginning Flute Choir

Thompson MS Mixed Ensemble

Simmons MS Brass Quintet

Alabama School of Fine Arts Low Brass Quintet




Alabama Fanfare - Robert W. Smith


The Star-Spangled Banner - arranged by John Williams


Black Granite - James L. Hosay


Amazing Grace - arranged by William Himes


Bugler’s Holiday - Leroy Anderson

Harry McAfee, John Bradley and Ben Carmichael, soloists


Let Freedom Ring - Ryan Nowlin

Dr. David Gregory, guest conductor


Slava! - Leonard Bernstein

Susan L. Smith, conductor


National High School Band Directors Hall of Fame Presentation

Dr. Oliver Boone and Mr. Vincent Rosse




Presentation of Alabama Winds Music Education Scholarship 


Pax Americana - Michael Story

Featuring Special Guest 6th Grade Band Members


The Glory of the Yankee Navy - John Philip Sousa

Susan L. Smith, conductor

Flying Jewels - James M. David


Battle Hymn of the Republic - arranged by Luigi Zaninelli


Five to Go - Jack Bullock

Featuring the Alabama Winds Saxophone Section


The Greatest Generation - Robert W. Smith

Robert W. Smith, guest conductor

Tony Giles, narrator

Armed Forces Salute - arranged by Bob Lowden


America, The Beautiful - arranged by Carmen Dragon


The Stars and Stripes Forever - John Philip Sousa

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