RECORDINGS


The American Legion Band of the Tonawandas has recorded five CDs since 1992. In celebration of their 75th Anniversary in 2004, the band put together a DVD of photos, films, and newspaper articles from its' history, as well as the recording of their Carnegie Hall performance. There is also a 75th Anniversary commemorative booklet.

 

All of these items are available through the website online store, at band concerts, at the band's rehearsal space (VFW Post 7545 - 110 Elgin Street, Tonawanda NY 14150), or by ordering through the address listed on the right hand sidebar of this page. For additional information, email Equipment Manager Gretchen Scott.

 

 

Sounds of Christmas

In the band's latest recording, Christmas tunes are the feature. This all-holiday song recording will certainly make the season bright! Recorded in 2014; conducted by Michael Shaw.

 

Songs:
Holiday Piece/March of the Toys/O Christmas Tree/Jingle Bell Fantasy/Rudolph, the Red-Nosed Reindeer/Jesus, Joy of Man's Desiring/A Most Wonderful Christmas/Parade of the Wooden Soldiers/White Christmas/Santa Claus is Comin' to Town/I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus/Sleigh Ride/A Christmas Festival

March Masterpieces

In this recording, marches are the feature. Some are very familiar, others not so familiar, but all will get your feet moving! Recorded in 2006; conducted by William Weikert.


Songs:
Emblem of Unity/Who's Who in Navy Blue/Bravura/The Chimes of Liberty/Florentiner March/Hot Trombone/Colonel Bogey/Folies Bergere/The Kilties March/Comrades of the Legion/Navigation Inn/Washington Post/English Folk Song Suite/The Boys of the Old Brigade/Viva Caicilia/Sol y Sombra/Knightsbridge March/St. Louis Blues/Radetzky March/Stars and Stripes Forever

 

Let's Dance

Dance music is the feature on this recording, with big band tunes, symphonic arrangements, and a few marches. Recorded in 2002, conducted by William Weikert.

Songs:
A Tribute to the Count Basie Orchestra/Jack Tar March/Glen Miller Medley/Pasquinade/Embraceable You/Tico-Tico/Frank Sinatra Hits Melody/Radio Waves/Someone To Watch Over Me/Shall We Dance/Serenata/There's No Business Like Show Business/Official West Point March/Song and Samba/Russian Sailor's Dance/National Emblem

 

The Spirit of Liberty

The Band performs traditional patriotic marches and service songs, along with a few modern patriotic arrangements. Recorded in 1995, conducted by William Weikert.

Songs:
U.S. Field Artillery March/American Pageant/The Marines' Hymn/American Salute/American Patrol/U.S. Air Force Song/America, The Beautiful/National Emblem/Star Spangled Spectacular/Semper Paratus/In the Miller Mood/Anchor's Aweigh/God Bless the U.S.A.

 

It's Showtime!

The Band's first recording, "It's Showtime!", displays its versatility by featuring show music, big band tunes, marches, and symphonic arrangements. Recorded in 1992, conducted by William Weikert.

Songs:
The Official West Point March/Tin Pan Alley!/John Williams: The Symphonic Marches/Under the Double Eagle/Poet and Peasant Overture/Midway March/Big Band Bash/Bullets and Bayonets/Flight/The Phantom of the Opera

 

75th Anniversary Commemorative DVD

 

This DVD is a comprehensive collection of band photos, films, and newspaper articles detailing the band's history up to the present day. It also contains a recording of the band's concert at Carnegie Hall in April 2004, as well as video recordings from previous American Legion Competitions and various other venues.

75th Anniversary Commemorative Booklet

 

This 80-page booklet allows the reader to follow the band from 1929 to 2004 through selected photos, news clippings, and letters.

The American Legion

"Band of the Tonawandas"

 

P.O. Box 122
Tonawanda, NY 14150

 

info@tonawandalegionband.com

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