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Marches Madness

(Marches from classic, opera, ballet & film)

7:30 p.m. Saturday, July 9, 2022

Devou Park Amphitheater, Covington, KY

Admission is free, contributions encouraged.  Register for Concert Updates!

The KSO surveys universally known marches from the classics and cinema in its festive summer 2022 opener.   Music associated with circus, weddings, graduation, opera, ballet, bands and symphonies comprise the concert’s first half, whereas award-winning marched from 20th century film scores close out an evening of pomp and pageantry (see evenings program below). Marches as a musical form have been around for centuries.  We’re sure you’ll know the majority of marches on tap when you hear them.

Seniors and others who wish to avoid crowds are invited to attend the Saturday 10:00 a.m. dress rehearsal (all pieces may not be played uninterrupted).

A TANK Shuttle Bus will depart every half hour from Covington Catholic High School on Dixie Highway starting at 6 p.m through 7:30 p.m., for $1 each way.   Chairs and coolers are allowed on buses.  At the end of the program, shuttle buses await to return immediately to the CCHS parking lot.

There is no admission charge for this concert. However, we encourage and appreciate contributions. Your generosity keeps the music playing!

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On the Program   

Entry of the Gladiators  Fucik
“Arrival of the Guest”  (Tannhäuser) Wagner
March from The Nutcracker Tchaikovsky
“Wedding March”  Medlessohn
Oriental Festive March from Aladdin Nielsen
Rolling Thunder  Fillmore
Funeral March of a Marionette  Gounod
Radetzky March J. Strauss I
Children’s March Grainger
“March to the Scaffold” Berlioz
Pomp & Circumstance March No. 1 Elgar
Imperial March from Star Wars Williams
March Intermezzo El Cid Rozsa
March from The Great Escape E. Bernstein
Granada Prelude Walton
Triumphal March (Captain of Castile)

Stars and Stripes Forever

Superman March




Bring blankets or lawn chairs.  Picnics welcome. Concessions will be available. Parking is free but limited.

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If you are feeling sick or have been in contact with someone in the last 72 hours who is sick with COVID-19, please stay home. The performance will be streamed live on this website from Tower Park, on July 10 at 7:30 p.m. 

Need more information, call (859) 431-6216.