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.
The items listed below are available at band concerts, at the band's rehearsal space (VFW Post 7545 - 110 Elgin Street, Tonawanda NY 14150), or by contacting 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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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
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