Fanfare to the Military & Democracy
Sandler Center for the Performing Arts, Virginia Beach
November 9, 2019

The 2019 Commemoration, American Evolution commissioned the Virginia Arts Festival to produce an unforgettable concert featuring the best of the U.S. military bands on November 9, 2019 at the Sandler Center for the Performing Arts in Virginia Beach. Hampton Roads is home to the largest concentration of active duty and retired military in the United States. The sold out concert showed a collective pride and gratitude to veterans during this special performance that featured stirring marches and patriotic songs, dramatic film music, favorite pop and country songs, plus rousing moments of celebration as conductors from each branch of the military: Navy, Marine Corps, Army and Air Force, led tunes near and dear to their troops. This signature event was generously supported by Smithfield Foods.