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  • Winds and Pipes

    On Sunday, January 25, at 5:00pm, the Holland American Legion Band will be giving a concert at Christ Memorial Church, featuring Kristin Baron on the organ. 

    The selections will highlight classical and contemporary music, including Back to Normandy by Dutch composer Fred Vogels, performed during the band’s participation in the 70th Anniversary of D-Day in both France and the Netherlands, as well as Le Vent des Cloches a souffle sur la chandelle, a piece that the band received from French composer and conductor Jean Hamel of St. Lo, France.

    The Holland American Legion Band was established in 1920 by American Legion members as well as community musicians.  Over the years, the band has traveled extensively and received many honors.  In 2007, they played at the 50th Anniversary Celebration of the Mackinac Bridge. The band performed at Pearl Harbor in 2011 for the 70th Anniversary of the Japanese attack on December 7, 1941. It was a great privilege for the band to be invited to participate in the 65th Anniversary of D-Day in Normandy in 2009, returning to Europe in June of 2014 to take part in the 70th D-Day Anniversary.

    Thom Working, a third-generation Legion Band member, has directed the band since 2006.  Previously he served as the Principal French Horn in the Grand Rapids and Kalamazoo Symphonies. 

    This is a free performance and should be enjoyable for the whole family. If postponed due to bad weather, No tickets are required.

    If postponed due to bad weather, join us on Sunday, February 1 at 5:00pm! (Listen to Wood TV 8, WZZM TV 13 and WXMI Fox TV 17 for cancellation information.) If you have any questions, please contact Christ Memorial Church at or (616)-796-3370.