Â 07/20/12 Annette Ray of Bourbon recently performed a concert of patriotic music at millerâ€™s Senior Living Community. Ray is a member of the Marshall County Church Orchestra and also plays in several ensemble groups.
Ray began her program by playing â€śThe Star Spangled Bannerâ€ť on her alto saxophone.Â She the went into â€śThis Is My Countryâ€ť giving some interesting facts about the song including that it is played every evening during theÂ fireworks display at Disney Land and Disney World.
Ray also plays the flute and piccolo.Â She played several hymns using her flute and marches with her piccolo.Â She invited Millerâ€™s Activity Director Cindy Flagg who plays cornet to join her on the songs â€śAmerica The Beautifulâ€ť, â€śGod BlessAmericaâ€ť and â€śThe Salute to the Armed Forces.
Other songs in Rayâ€™s line-up included â€śWhen Johnny Comes Marching Home Againâ€ť, â€śYouâ€™re A Grand Old Flagâ€ť, â€śDixieâ€ť, and â€śColumbia, Gem of the Oceanâ€ť.Â She ended her program with the ever-popular Sousa march â€śStars and Stripes, Foreverâ€ť.
Ray will return to Millerâ€™s in November for a Thanksgiving program.Â Anyone wishing to receive Millerâ€™s monthly events calendar should call 936-9801 and ask for Anna Corbett or Cindy Flagg.
Photo:Â Musician Annette Ray of Bourbon performed a patriotic concert at Millerâ€™s Senior Living Community.