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Carl Topilow's Salute to the Armed Forces is one of his most engaging presentations. Nearing two decades, the Cleveland Pops has presented concerts with this theme, always to large and enthusiastic audiences.

This program can be altered as needed to fit the unique aspects of your community.

  • Fanfare for the Common Man – Aaron Copland

  • Star Spangled Banner – Francis Scott Key

  • Call of the Champions (Anthem for the 2002 Salt Lake City Olympics) – John Williams

  • Theme from The Patriot – John Williams

  • America the Beautiful – Katharine Lee Bate, Samuel A. Ward, arr. Carmen Dragon with narration

  • Band of Brothers - Michael Kamen, arr. Roy Phillipe

  • Into the Fire from The Scarlett Pimpernel - Frank Wildhorn, Nan Knighton
    Connor Bogart, vocalist

  • The Prayer – Carole Bayer Sager
    Connor Bogart, vocalist

  • Victory at Sea – Richard Rodgers, arr. Robert Russell Bennett

  • 1812 Overture: Finale – Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky


  • March from Midway – John Williams

  • A Glenn Miller Medley
    Carl Topilow, clarinet

  • Liberty Bell March – John Philip Sousa

  • Colonel Bogey March – Kenneth Alford

  • God Bless the USA – Lee Greenwood, arr. Bob Lowden
    Connor Bogart, vocalist

  • Armed Forces Salute – arr. Robert Lowden

  • Bring Him Home from Les Miserables – Schonberg Boblil, Herbert Kretzmer, arr. Krogstad
    Connor Bogart, vocalist

  • Sing Out America – arr. Richard Hayman

  • The Stars and Stripes Forever (with chorus) – John Philip Sousa


  • God Bless America (with chorus)

For more information and to book this exceptionally entertaining show, contact Shirley Morgenstern at shirleymorgenstern@clevelandpops.com / 216-965-1619.

View video trailer from a previous Cleveland Pops Orchestra patriotic concert.