|Spirit of America Band Wins World Championship in South Korea|
Wind Opera Presented at Major Opera Houses
The Spirit of America band represented the United States at the World Association of Marching Show Bands competition in Jeju
with their brilliant music-in-motion field show "Honor". They captured 1st place, competing against 24 bands from Japan, China, Italy, Germany, Canada, Korea, Taiwan, Thailand, Hong Kong, and the United States. They also performed at the LG Twins Baseball Game and the USO Yongsan U.S. Military Base in Seoul.
The Wind Opera "Quest for Honor" was presented as a gift to the Korean people at the Daegu Opera House, Daejeon Culture and Arts Center, Chungmu Art Hall and the USO Yongsan U.S. Military Base in South Korea. The unique three-act instrumental opera was enacted on stage by an ensemble of 70 musicians who portray characters in a mythical story. Blending instruments, choreography, dance, costumes, and artistically painted sets, the wind opera was a sweepingly colorful musical presentation.