On May 19, members of the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra teamed up with military musicians from the U.S. Air Force Band of Mid-America stationed at Scott Air Force Base (Shiloh, Illinois) and the 399th Army Band stationed at Fort Leonard Wood (Waynesville, Missouri) for the free Joining Forces On Stage at Powell concert, sponsored by Express Scripts. This afternoon of rousing musical performances featured patriotic anthems, military medleys, and an unforgettable performance commemorating the 50th anniversary of the Apollo moon landing that included narration and video.
The SLSO performs more than 80 free community concerts per year in addition to more than 80 free education programs each year.
Here are scenes from the 2019 Joining Forces concert.
Photos by Dilip Vishwanat.