Music City Legend Performs For Governor

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A contingent of brass musicians from Nashville’s Music City Legend Drum & Bugle Corps performed the National Anthem last Thursday, June 10th, at the monthly luncheon hosted by the Donelson-Hermitage Chamber of Commerce at the Opryland Radisson Hotel in Nashville. The featured speaker was Tennessee Governor Phil Bredesen, who spoke about education and how the people of the Donelson-Hermitage community helped him start his political career. He is now serving the last months of his second and final four-year term.

Governor Bredesen visited with the members of the corps prior to their performance and posed for photographs before returning to the fete. He discussed his exposure to the activity as a baritone player during his youth in the Finger Lakes region of Upstate New York in the late 1950s, but dispelled the rumor that he had actually been a marching member of a corps.

Music City Legend, Nashville’s first and only all-age drum corps, is not competing in 2010 to recruit, raise operating funds, pursue additional similar performance opportunities, and increase the corps’ name recognition in Middle Tennessee. The corps will maintain public visibility in the drum corps community by performing in six parades in the Greater Baltimore area over Independence Day weekend. The corps also hopes to strengthen its ties to the Mid-south’s performing arts community.

Music City Legend encourages all who wish to support the corps through this process and/or be a part of Legend in 2011 to join them now. More information can be found at or by e-mail to recruiting [at] musiccitylegend [dot] org.

Posted by on Wednesday, June 16th, 2010. Filed under DCA News.