American Originals to host ‘Salute to America’ concert

The American Originals Fife & Drum Corps will hold its second annual “A Salute To America” drum corps concert September 28 in Fairfax, VA. The concert will begin at 7:00 PM at Fairfax High School and will honor Medal of Honor recipients who placed their lives in harm’s way to protect and further the freedoms Americans have grown to love and cherish. Enjoy an evening with some of the nation’s finest alumni drum and bugle corps, pipe bands and fife and drum corps.

Performers will include the City of Alexandria Pipe Band, Hawthorne Caballeros Alumni Drum & Bugle Corps, Blessed Sacrament Golden Knights, Reilly Raiders Senior Drum & Bugle Corps, Yankee Rebels Drum & Bugle Corps and the American Originals Fife & Drum Corps.

There will be a special appearance by the 1958 U.S. Air Force Drum Quartet with the original members John Dowlan, John Flowers, Rodney Goodhart and John Bosworth. The question of where and when “back sticking” and its variations started is simple to answer: It started with the 1958 U.S. Air Force Drum Quartet.

For more information, call the show hotline at (703) 904-6800 or visit http://hometown.aol.com/amerorigfifedrum.

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