Melodies on the Maumee: A Bicentennial & Anniversary Concert
Featuring The Perrysburg Symphony Orchestra and The GLASSMEN
June 2nd at Fort Meigs
PERRYBURG, Ohio- Join us for a wonderful family-friendly concert inside Fort Meigs on Saturday, June 2nd. The Melodies on the Maumee concert will feature the Perrysburg Symphony Orchestra and The GLASSMEN drum and bugle corps performing patriotic and historic songs. The concert celebrates both performing groups' fiftieth anniversaries and commemorates the start of the Bicentennial of the War of 1812.
The concert begins at 5:30 p.m. and will be held "picnic style." Bring your lawn chairs or a blanket, a picnic supper, and sit back and enjoy the music. Both groups will perform individual sets then join together for a grand finale.
There are fun activities planned before the concert too. War of 1812 soldiers will provide hands-on activities for the kids and weapons demonstration in the afternoon, and members of The GLASSMEN will have special "musical stations" set-up within the fort leading up to the concert. Bring the family and enjoy some Fort Meigs fun before the concert.
The GLASSMEN are a world-renowned drum and bugle corps, celebrating 15+ years as a Finalist at the annual Drum Corps International World Championships. The corps has performed all over the United States, Canada and Europe in corps competition, parades and educational clinics. The drum corps has also had the unique distinction of being a featured performing ensemble at the Percussive Arts Society International Convention and with the Toledo Symphony Orchestra, Rochester Hills Symphony, and Lima Symphony.
The Perrysburg Symphony Orchestra was founded in 1961, under the guidance of founder Juliet Beck and its first conductor, Frank Menichetti and achieved symphony status by 1970. The symphony brings a wide variety of music to the Perrysburg area providing concerts that range from classical to pops to monumental classics.
Concert tickets are available at Fort Meigs. Cost is $10 for adults and $5 for students and includes admission to the afternoon activities at the fort.
Fort Meigs, the largest reconstructed, wooden-walled fort in the country, is located one mile west of downtown Perrysburg at 29100 W. River Road (S.R. 65). For more information on this event or all of the other events at this National Historic Landmark, visit us on-line at www.fortmeigs.org or call 419-874-4121.