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American Legion Band of the Tonawandas
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The Historic Riviera Theatre presents the American Legion Band of the Tonawandas performing their Veterans Day Concert on Sunday, November 7 at 7:30 p.m.

The award-winning American Legion Band of the Tonawandas’ Post 264 was formed in 1929 by World War I veterans and Post 264 members.  The Band (currently 90 members at full strength) is currently directed by Mr. Michael Shaw, director of music at Frontier High School.  Formal concerts are performed between the months of September and June in area schools and theaters.  The Band has a long history of performances on the stages of ArtPark, Riviera and Palace theatres.  During the remaining months of the year, the Band performs a number of concerts and parades throughout Western New York.

Hear the 85-member American Legion National Championship Band, conducted by Michael Shaw, perform a symphonic Pops program in the spectacular style and tradition of John Philip Sousa. On the program are famous marches, March Militaire by Franz Schubert, Hymn To The Fallen by John Williams, Broadway Curtain Time by John Krance, Symphonic Dances from “Fiddler on the Roof” by Jerry Bock, Raymond Overture by Ambroise Thomas, The American Dream by James Beckel, Salute to the Armed Services by R. Cray, God Bless the U.S.A. by Lee Greenwood, familiar show tunes and rousing military band spectaculars!

Ticket prices:  $10

For further information, call the Riviera Theatre Box Office at 692-2413, Monday through Friday, 10 am-4 pm or order online.



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