Kennesaw State Celebrates America
Kennesaw State University will salute America with the Star Spangled Spectacular concert on June 27 at the Legacy Gazebo Amphitheater. The Army Ground Forces Band from Fort McPherson will perform an array of patriotic favorites culminating in a fireworks grand finale. The concert begins at 8 p.m. There is no admission fee.
(Jun 23, 2004) — Kennesaw State University will salute America with the Star Spangled Spectacular concert
on June 27 at the Legacy Gazebo Amphitheater. The Army Ground Forces Band from Fort
McPherson will perform an array of patriotic favorites culminating in a fireworks
grand finale. The concert begins at 8 p.m. There is no admission fee.
During the event‚ the university will pay tribute to the nation’s service men and women and its veterans. This concert also marks the final event in the university’s yearlong celebration of its 40th Anniversary. KSU President Betty L. Siegel will be among the special guests present that evening.
“The Star Spangled Spectacular has become an annual tradition‚” said Joseph Meeks‚ Dean of the KSU College of the Arts. “It marks the beginning of the patriotic season for many people in the community.”
Guests are encouraged to arrive early for the best selection of on−the−ground seating. Guests may bring lawn chairs and picnics. Food is also available for purchase on site.
Organized in 1845‚ the Army Ground Forces Band's heritage‚ which includes twenty−six campaign streamers and two awards of the French Croix de Guerre‚ spans the Mexican War‚ the Civil War‚ the Spanish−American War‚ the Philippine Insurrection and both World Wars. During the battle of Monterey‚ Mexico‚ the band captured and turned an artillery battery against the enemy. To commemorate this distinguished service‚ President Zachary Taylor authorized the band to wear red piping on the uniform‚ making it the only Army band to receive a combat distinction from the President of the United States. The band is the musical ambassador of the American soldier.
For more information‚ call 770−423−6650.
A leader in innovative teaching and learning, Kennesaw State University offers more than 150 undergraduate, graduate and doctoral degrees to its approximately 41,000 students. With 11 colleges on two metro Atlanta campuses, Kennesaw State is a member of the University System of Georgia and the third-largest university in the state. The university’s vibrant campus culture, diverse population, strong global ties and entrepreneurial spirit draw students from throughout the region and from 92 countries across the globe. Kennesaw State is a Carnegie-designated doctoral research institution (R2), placing it among an elite group of only 6 percent of U.S. colleges and universities with an R1 or R2 status, and one of the 50 largest public institutions in the country. For more information, visit kennesaw.edu.