The Band traveled to Cincinnati August 26-29 for the 98th National American Legion Convention. Program selections this year were Children’s March (Grainger), Bullets and Bayonets (Sousa), and An Original Suite (Gordon Jacob). The band performed exceptionally well, earning a score of 93.7 and was named 2016 Champion at the National Concert Band contest.
photo by Kim Drake
The performance may be viewed in its entirety on the American Legion’s Streaming Service.
Kansas City’s performance begins around 1:55 on the full stream.
Following the National parade on Sunday afternoon, the band returns to Kansas City and resumes regular Monday night rehearsals in preparation for the remainder of the Fall 2016 schedule. Photos provided by Kim Drake