November 10, 2023
Allen Public Library - Civic Auditorium
300 N. Allen Drive
Allen, TX 75013
OnStage @ APL presents a Celebration of Veterans Day
Friday, November 10, 2023
The Allen Community Jazz Band will perform patriotic tunes in celebration of Veterans Day. Anna DiGiovanni Janis will be the special guest of honor. VFW 2195 will open the program by presenting the colors. General Bernardo de Galvez Chapter NSDAR will provide refreshments after the program.
Anna DiGiovanni Janis served as a WAVE (Women Accepted for Volunteer Emergency Service) during World War II, and is the recipient of numerous awards for her heroism and bravery. The Jazz Band will perform Anchors Aweigh from the US Navy Band in honor of Ms. Janis’ service to the United States. All veterans will be honored at the concert.
The concert will include familiar patriotic selections as well as recent popular tunes. As part of the band's celebration of the 225th anniversary of the Marine Band, the performance will include the Marine’s Hymn.
Mark Woodard on alto sax will be featured on God Bless the USA and Bob Burnham, trombone, will solo on Stevie Wonder's Isn’t’ She Lovely. Big Band favorites include American Patrol, In the Mood, Little Brown Jug, and Sentimental Journey.
Can’t be there in person? The program will be streamed live on ACTV. For online, cable channel, and streaming app options, view the Watch ACTV page or use the live streaming link provided in the sidebar.
The library is located at 300 N. Allen Dr. Call 214-509-4911 for additional information.