The W.D. Packard Concert Band will honor the men and women of the armed forces with a Memorial Day weekend concert at Packard Music Hall.
Trumpet player Garey L. Watson will open the concert with "Taps" and also will be featured on Lauren Keiser's "To Those We Remember." Watson, who lives in Cortland, is a member of Bugles Across America and works with the Trumbull County American Legion Honor Guard, performing "Taps" for the funerals of military veterans.
Brian Sinchak, president of John F. Kennedy Catholic School in Warren, will be the narrator for "Ask Not (A Musical Tribute to the Life of JFK)" by James Swearingen.
Brian Crites, a 20-year veteran of the Warren Police Department, will play the highland pipes on "Amazing Grace." Crites plays bagpipes in the Cleveland Police Pipes and Drums, which was organized to honor those killed in the line of duty.
Thomas A. Groth, executive director of the band, will narrate "Each Time You Tell Their Story" (written by Samuel R. Hazo and Samuel J. Hazo), and Packard trumpet player Frank Cosenza will be the featured soloist on Roy M. Miller's "Elegie Militaire."
Other selections on the program, which will be conducted by Stephen L. Gage, include Michael Francis Smith's "America, Remember," Paul Murtha's "Arlington (Where Giants Lie Sleeping)," Henry Fillmore's "Americans We" march and a medley of armed forces' anthems.
The concert starts at 3 p.m. Sunday at Packard Music Hall, 1703 Mahoning Ave. N.W., Warren.
Admission is free, and funding is provided by the W.D. Packard trust.
For more information, call 330-841-2931.