Honoring Those Who Served

Sunday, November 12, 2017
Bloomfield High School
Bloomfield, NJ

Veterans and Active Duty Military Members Free of Charge

Guest Conducting Appearance

Arnold Gabriel

Guest Ensemble

Bloomfield High School Band

Colonel Arnold Gabriel

Colonel Arnald Gabriel


Col. Arnald D. Gabriel retired from the United States Air Force in 1985 following a distinguished 36 year military career, at which time he was awarded his third Legion of Merit for his service to the United States Air Force and to music education throughout the country.

He served as Commander/Conductor of the internationally renowned U.S. Air Force Band, Symphony Orchestra, and Singing Sergeants from 1964 to 1985. In 1990, he was named the first Conductor Emeritus of the USAF Band at a special concert held at DAR Constitution Hall in Washington, DC. Col. Gabriel served on the faculty of George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia,from 1985 to 1995, as Conductor of the GMU Symphony Orchestra and as Chairman, Department of Music for eight of those years. In recognition of his ten years service to the university, he was named Professor Emeritus of Music.

Program Highlights

Fanfare for the Common ManAaron Colpand
America the BeautifulCarmen Dragon
Festival Prelude on a National AirDudley Buck
Variations on AmericaCharles Ives
ChesterWilliam Schumann
Freedom RisingJulie Giroux
Taps Eternal Father
Stars and Stripes – John Phillip Sousa
Service Medley