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Patriotic Music Festival at Trinity Episcopal Church


After performing and directing for 63 years, 86-year-old trombonist Milton Bush leads his New Orleans Trombone Choir in a set of patriotic music at Trinity Episcopal Church's annual Patriotic Music Festival. His ensemble is fronted by anywhere from seven to 10 trombones, and the group will play "New York, New York," "Stardust" and a medley of music by George M. Cohan at the festival. The band joins the typically eclectic lineup organized by music ministry director Albinas Prizgintas for its Independence Day celebration. Other performers include the New Orleans Navy Band (pictured), the National World War II Museum's Victory Belles, Prizgintas, who will perform music by John Philip Sousa and other American composers, and others. The Trombone Choir also will offer a crowd pleaser, Bush says. "We usually finish with ('When the Saints go Marching In'), which is New Orleans patriotic." Free admission. — Marta Jewson

June 26

Patriotic Music Festival

3 p.m.-6 p.m. Sunday

Trinity Episcopal Church, 1329 Jackson Ave., 670-2520;

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