Marksmen to present invitational concert

The Marksmen Alumni Corps of Springfield, MA, will present an invitational concert at the Agawam High School auditorium June 14.

The program will include several units that may include another drum corps, a fife and drum unit, and a community band and chorus for a patriotic finale in conjunction with the Flag Day theme and date of the program.

The Marksmen portion of the program will include a re-enactment of some of the music that was played by the corps of the 1930s and 1940s, as well as their current repertoire. The corps has been working on some bugle corps numbers to illustrate the sounds of those years including “straight” bugle and “one valve” arrangements.

As an “Emporium of Marching Music,” the other groups will also illustrate some additional elements of a variety of historical presentations of marching music.

Local veterans’ color guards will also be invited to participate in the program.