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For Christmas of 1972, WJZ television in Baltimore, Maryland invited the Valley Forge Military Academy Band to record a Christmas concert for their viewership. Please click here or on the image below to take you to the page where the video is.
Thanks of course go to Ron Youngs, who had this program along with the recording of Nixon’s inaugural concert previously posted here.
For years, I’ve been trying to find some sort of visual evidence that we were even there at Nixon’s second inaugural concert. I called the Kennedy Center, I wrote to PBS, who televised the concert, and to the local DC newspapers, none of which produced a single thing.
Thanks to Ron Youngs, we have the video of the event as it was broadcast back in 1973. Clink on any of the links or photos to go to the event page.
Many thanks to Dan Witter for providing the digital files for the 1970 Early Spring Concert. He brought quite a few programs to the table and while it’s taken me far too long to get them posted, I think, Dan, that I have all of your submissions online now. Please join me in thanking Dan for all of his hard work. Click on the link above to listen.