Col. Arnald D. Gabriel Recognized for a Lifetime of Service

How many ways can one appreciate a man who so completely embodies the spirit, drive, and passion of America’s Greatest Generation as Col. Arnald D. Gabriel?  Answer: Not enough. Col. Gabriel served as a combat machine gunner with the United … Continue reading

Memorial Day Choral Festival 2015 – Sunday, May 24th!

MCI is proud to present the 2015 Memorial Day Choral Festival happening this Sunday, May 24th, at 3:00PM at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts Concert Hall in Washington, D.C. Ten choirs from across the United States … Continue reading

Doolittle Raid Co-Pilot Named Grand Marshal of 2014 National Memorial Day Parade in D.C.

Today the American Veterans Center (AVC) announced that a co-pilot of the daring Doolittle Tokyo Raid from World War II, Lt. Col. Richard E. Cole, will be this year’s Grand Marshal of the National Memorial Day Parade. Lt. Col. Cole is 98 years old. Continue reading

2015 National Memorial Day Choral Festival

We are pleased to announce that choirs are now being accepted to our 2015 festival designed to honor veterans, the National Memorial Day Choral Festival, taking place May 22-25, 2015 in Washington, DC. Continue reading

Southeast Missouri State University Choral Union Perform in the National Memorial Day Choral Festival

“The” National Memorial Day Choral Festival” gave us the opportunity to sing meaningful music with singers from across the USA in our nation’s capital. Dr. Craig Jessop, in my opinion, was the perfect conductor for this festival – given his choral excellence, military background and ability to inspire and bring together musicians from all walks of life. The performance in the Kennedy Center is an experience that we will forever cherish.” Continue reading

California State University Bakersfield Singers Tour Washington, DC

“My students are not privileged. The vast majority work because of necessity, so an opportunity to earn a trip like this by working together through their University choir is, for many, a once in a lifetime experience. We always seek a production company that will honor our students’ efforts by providing an artistic experience of the highest quality, and an educational experience that can transform their lives…” Continue reading

2013 National Memorial Day Parade Opening Ceremony

Amazing rendition of “America the Beautiful,” featuring Tenor Anthony Kearns and the Memorial Day Festival Chorus, to open last week’s National Memorial Day Parade! Continue reading

What you need to know for this weekend’s Kennedy Center concert

Check out the latest news on the upcoming National Memorial Day Concert in the Kennedy Center this weekend, including how to reserve tickets, information about the festival participants and conductors, and the featured orchestra – the U.S. Air Force Symphony Orchestra. Continue reading