What People Say

“Their attitude is of the same belief and commitment as that which helped to make our country strong. Their love of God and country was an inspiration to all whom they met.”—Russell Stokes, President of National Historic Events, Inc. Washington., DC “You have no idea how good you are as a band, and just as a great bunch of people. I had a ball meeting you and learning so much… truly an experience I will never forget.”—Saxophone player, Cairns Show Band, Cairns, Australia “You taught us more than music. You reintroduced the standards that made America a great nation: family values, teamwork, caring and a spirit of togetherness. You have confirmed that these virtues stand the test of time, and that they are alive and well in America.” “The many hours of instruction your members provided our students has made a great impact on their abilities and motivation. Our band and color guard won first place medals in the Springfield Columbus Day Parade, for the first time.” —Thomas Chilicki, Principal of the Avery Middle School, Somers, CT “Everywhere you went you touched the depth in people and changed lives.” —Present Australia “My students were amazed at what a marching band can do. It gave them a glimpse of what they might become.”—C. Kaiser, Assistant Band Director, Brattleboro, VT “Your band brought a spirit to this parade that was not there until you arrived… The spirit of your band is the spirit upon which this country was founded.” —Kenneth Madsen, International Director, National Independence Day Festival & Parade Washington, DC “An exciting and emotional show that rightfully brought the whole audience to their feet.”—Steven E. Moulaison, Cape Cod Music Festival, Barnstable, MA “This is a wonderful opportunity for the military people in Korea to experience this wonderful group of people in this band. You could have done anything with your free time, being world champions, so we’re very encouraged and grateful you came to share with us. I’ve been in Iraq as well and can tell you it means a lot to have someone from home share their talent and love of our country with us.” —Colonel Franklin Childress, Yongsan US Military Base, Seoul, South Korea “My kids are so excited since you left. I now have students outside the program wanting in. They want to be a part of a quality organization and are willing to put in time and effort to make it come alive.”—Tony Campanelli, Band Director, Somers Public School, Somers, CT “Your band has won the hearts and praises of our Weymouth citizens; we’ve never received so many compliments and accolades.”—Ron Rizzo, 4th of July Parade Committee, Weymouth, MA “We can see why you’re world champions because your attitude is so outstanding. The show is very significant because it portrays the values of loyalty, integrity, and sacrifice which the military knows more than anyone else in the world.” —USO Executive Director Stanley Perry, Yongsan Military Base, Seoul, South Korea “Another outstanding performance… thank you very much for the excellent exhibition of spectacular talent in front of the reviewing stand. You ended our parade with a tremendous uplift that left everyone pleased.”—Peter M. McSwiggin, Salem Heritage Day Parade Coordinator, Salem, MA “Without a doubt, your band is the most anticipated unit in the parade… adding an element that is beyond definition. The spectators were in awe of the discipline and precision of your unit. You truly exemplify the Spirit of America.” —James R. Galvin, President, Framingham Celebration Committee “The professionalism of your unit was undoubtedly the highlight of the day and received the glowing praise from everyone. We here at Academy are indebted to you.”—Rick Gurnon, Commandant of Cadets, Massachusetts Maritime Academy, Buzzards Bay, MA What People Say What People Say What People Say