TRURO – Three area bands will join forces to mark Veterans Week with a special concert in Truro.
A Highland Salute to Veterans will bring together the Truro Concert Band, Royal Nova Scotia International Tattoo/Black Watch Association (Atlantic) Pipes and Drums, and the NA Gaisgich Pipes and Drums from New Glasgow. The Truro Novatones will also be guests on the program.
The program, set for Nov. 8 at 7:30 p.m., will take place at the Royal Canadian Legion Hall in Truro and will offer songs from the First and Second World Wars, Korean War and a wide variety of traditional pipe music.
Truro Concert Band conductor Ken Henderson said, in a news release, the desire is to remember our history through the talents of many musicians.
“I hope listeners will especially enjoy the tunes that have the two small pipe and drum bands and the concert band join together in a unique musical experience,” said Henderson.
“We're also providing a chance for all to sing along to the familiar songs that helped keep spirits up during difficult times in our history.”
Veterans and their spouses/caregivers are invited to attend free of charge. Others will be asked to make a donation and $10 is suggested. Proceeds will be divided between the bands and the poppy fund.