John Philip Sousa IV (the March King's great-grandson) will narrate a band concert at the Masonic Temple in Freeport, conducted by James Ripley, director at Carthage College in Kenosha, Wisconsin. An ensemble composed of Highland Community College Concert Band members, area band directors and their students will serve as performers.
The purpose of the event is to celebrate contributions to the cultural life in Northwest Illinois and to join together in Freeport at the Masonic Temple to cultivate further interest and commitment to Highland Community College and the Friends of the Fine Arts organization.
The cost of the event is $10. Tickets may be purchased by calling 815-599-3718 or visit www.highland.edu