Keith Weathers has inspired audiences with concerts in the tradition of the Sousa band in our annual In the Steps of Sousa concerts since 1993. In his final concert with the band, he will share the podium with John Skelton to take you on a musical tour celebrating some of the finest traditional band literature from home and abroad. You will hear his own Intrada Fuga, music from Suite of Old American Dances by Robert Russell Bennett, and the world premiere of a new trumpet solo by local composer Zach Gulaboff Davis featuring Joan Paddock, trumpet soloist. We’ll take you to the British Isles with samplings from Percy Grainger’s Lincolnshire Posy, The Lochnagar Suite of Nigel Hess, and a sprightly Irish tune to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day. We will cross the channel to enjoy music from The Queen of Sheba by Charles Gounod, the Homage March from Sigurd Jorsalfar by Edvard Grieg, and Festive Overture by Dmitri Shostakovich. Our celebration will return home with a stirring rendition of our national march, John Philip Sousa’s The Stars and Stripes Forever.