On Saturday, November 1st at 2:00 p.m., thrilling music from the sixty piece Orlando Concert Band will gloriously resound in the perfect acoustical atmosphere of the Basilica of the National Shrine of Mary, Queen of the Universe. The Orlando Concert Band, Central Florida’s premier wind and percussion ensemble was founded in 1989 and plays a variety of the traditional, sacred, popular, and patriotic music one would expect to hear on weekends at a small-town bandstand in rural America.
Directed by Jon Territo, the Orlando Concert Band will present a program at the Basilica consisting of music various composers including John Philip Sousa, James Curnow and portions of the famous “Organ Symphony” by French composer Camille Saint-Saens. Joining the band for that selection will be Basilica organist, Dr. William Picher.
The members of the Orlando Concert Band are donating their services for this concert, in order that all proceeds may go to Catholic Charities of Central Florida, in support of their programs to serve the poor of the Central Florida. No tickets are required and a freewill offering will be taken.
The Basilica of the National Shrine of Mary, Queen of the Universe is located at 8300 Vineland Avenue in Orlando, near the Lake Buena Vista of I-4 (exit #68). For more information call (407) 239-6600.