Doane’s Band Performs During an Unveiling of New Civil War Memorial
The Doane Academy band, under the direction of Adrienne Mazar, played Saturday morning before a standing-room only crowd at the dedication of the storyboard recognizing Civil War soldiers and the United States Colored Troops at the Philadelphia National Cemetery. The band played a selection of patriotic songs during the program's prelude and the National Anthem. Ms. Mazar concluded the 80 minute ceremony with a stirring rendition of Taps.
The program featured remarks by the Mayor of Philadelphia, Jim Kenney, US House of Representatives member Dwight Evans, several historians, and other lawmakers. As part of the ceremony, Dr. Jim Paradis presented a wreath on behalf of the Camp William Penn Museum and Citizens for the Restoration of Historic La Mott, on whose board of trustees Dr. Paradis serves.
The overflow audience, which numbered several hundred, included Civil War re-enactor Chuck Monroe, Doane Academy Class of 1979. (seen in the below photo between Dr. Paradis and Adrienne Mazar)