If Alabama is the “Heart of Dixie,” then the “Magic City” of Birmingham, home to the University of Alabama at Birmingham, is the soul!
The UAB Band program is alive with music from its many ensembles including the Marching Blazers, Blazer Band, Percussion Ensemble and Steel Drum Band, Jazz Ensemble, and Combos, Woodwind and Brass Quintets, Clarinet Choir, Brass Ensembles, Symphony Band, and the Wind Symphony. With so much to offer, there’s a place for you either in one of our ensembles or in one of our audiences!
From December 27, 2016 to January 3, 2017, the Marching Blazers will represent our University in 2 performances in Italy–Milan and Rome. Band members will experience Milan, Florence, and all of the historical sites in Rome. Below, see the invitation to the UAB Band!
Rome, November 10th, 2015
Dear Dr. Samuels,
Since many years the Community of Sant’Egidio in Rome – as all the Communities of Sant’Egidio over the world – celebrates the World Day of Peace of January the 1st with various events.
In Rome we promote every year a Peace Parade which, following an event that takes place in Piazza Giovanni XXIII (close to Castel S. Angelo) moves towards Piazza San Pietro in order to listen to the words of His Holiness the Pope.
The Community of Sant’Egidio in Rome and in many cities in Italy and the world, with the Peace Parade reminds all the lands that in the North and South of the world await the end of the war, a source of suffering for many peoples and “mother “of all poverty and the end of terrorism and hope in the unity and peace of the human family. Christians and believers of all religions, men and women of good will are invited to join to show that peace is possible and that war is not inevitable.
I am honored to invite you and you Band to take part in the Peace Parade of January 1st, 2017, hoping that date and year is suitable for you.
The Peace Parade in Rome is a unique time when thousands of people from all nations come together in the name of peace, to St. Peter’s Square and await the Pope’s New Year’s blessing. It gives us great pride to offer celebratory music from the bands at this gathering, which reinforces a spirit of international good-will to thousands who are present.
While I am available for every further detail I wait for your kind answer.
With my warmest greetings,
Prof. Alberto Quattrucci
Secretary General of P&R Community of Sant’Egidio
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