The Bethany Arts Series presents “A Veterans Day Musical Salute” on Sunday, November 15 at 4 pm featuring Chuck Seipp on the Trumpet and Randall Sheets on the Bethany Organ. Nationally recognized trumpeter, Chuck Seipp is Adjunct Associate Professor of Trumpet at Shenandoah University having recently retired after 32 years in the United States Army Band “Pershing’s Own”.
Concert Band Group Leader and Senior Soloist, Sergeant Major Seipp performed in national, presidential and historical world events in Washington, D.C. His 32 years included numerous significant ceremonies, concerts and special events throughout the world. Randall Sheets has served for the past 15 years as the ceremonial Organist for Arlington National Cemetery, where he performs over 600 services a years in the historic Old Post Chapel and the Memorial Chapel. He was awarded the Liszt Commemorative Medal by the Hungarian Minister of Culture for his work as Festival Director of the Franz Liszt Centennial Celebration held in Washington, D.C.
Veterans and their families are invited to the free concert (a free-will offering will be taken). There will be a salute to veterans to include Sousa’s “Stars and Stripes” and “Armed Forces Service Medley” along with a special blessing by Pastor Cathy Daharsh. This musical tribute features assistance by Cindy and Frank Zimmerman, members of Bethany Lutheran Church. Frank Zimmerman also served in the United States Army Band “Pershing’s Own” from June 1971 to June 1974.
Bethany Lutheran Church is a community of faith committed to gathering people together for renewal and service. Located at 76 West Crystal Lake Avenue, the corner of Crystal Lake Avenue and McHenry Avenue, the congregation has a global mission with a downtown Crystal Lake center. The Bethany Arts Series presents three concerts per year with a mission dedicated to the celebration of music and art as God’s gifts and an extension of worship. Founded n 2002, the Arts Series was inspired by the installation of the church’s esteemed Clarence & Agnes Carlson Memorial Pipe Organ in 2002.
For more information, visit the Bethany Lutheran Church website www.BethanyLC.com.