Area veterans celebrated in music
The Rhinelander Community Band will perform a musical tribute to veterans Sunday, Nov. 9 at 2 p.m. This free annual concert will be held at James Williams Middle School.
The traditional hymns of all branches of the armed forces will be on the program, during which veterans in the audience will be acknowledged for their service. Among other featured selections will be a trombone trio playing “Slippery Gentlemen” with band accompaniment. Although the title refers to “gentlemen,” Jennifer Kasparek is part of the trio along with Bob Hanson and Jim Hall. Also included in the program will be a variety of marches and variations on well-known melodies. A color guard will be on hand to enhance this patriotic tribute.
The Rhinelander Area Community Band is under the direction of Jim Pekol. New members of all ages are always welcome.
Other veterans Events
The Lincoln County Veterans Dinner will be held Sunday, Nov. 9, beginning with a social hour at noon, followed by dinner at 1 p.m. The dinner is catered. Beer and wine will be available at the cash bar. The event will take place at the Wurl-Feind-Ingman VFW Post 2687 building, 203 S. 4th St., Tomahawk. The building is equipped with a chairlift to assist with handicap accessibility. All who have served in the military, and their guest, are invited to attend. Reservations and payment are required by Friday, Oct. 31. Cost is $13 per person to be submitted to VFW Post 2687, P.O. Box 106, Tomahawk, WI 54487. For more information, call Bill Burcalow at 715-612-7118.
The 44th Annual Veterans Day Observance at James Williams Middle School begins at 8:30 a.m. in the school gym. Program includes various speakers and music by the JWMS music department.
Annual Veterans Day Dinner will be held Tuesday, Nov. 11 at Saint Augustine’s Church, in the Guild Hall. Gathering at 5 p.m. with a brief ceremony commemorating local veterans; dinner is at 5:30 p.m. All are welcome, free of charge. All donations given to the local chapter of Disabled Veterans. RSVP to 715-362-3184