Location: LAT/LONG: 40.886254, -73.500941
Concert is located on the lawn to the north of the Theodore Roosevelt Home, a short 1-2 minute walk from the parking lot.
Dates & Times
Type of Event
Concert begins at 6PM. We suggest arriving 15-30 minutes early to secure a comfortable spot on the lawn before 6PM.
Join us on Saturday, September 16th at 6PM for a free, outdoor evening concert at Sagamore Hill featuring the Sagamore Hill Band & Roosevelt Songbirds. (Rain date September 23)
On Saturday evening, September 16th at 6 p.m., the Sagamore Hill Band & Roosevelt Songbirds, a Long Island music group whose mission is to collect, preserve and present music dedicated to, or connected with, Theodore Roosevelt, will present a concert of this music on the grounds of Sagamore Hill near the Pet Cemetery. The concert will last approximately one hour and fifteen minutes. Audience members are invited to bring folding chairs and/or blankets to sit on as well as small picnic supplies.
The theme of the presentation is “Teddy’s Wonderful World.” The concert pays tribute to several of the places important to the life of Theodore Roosevelt: Oyster Bay, North Dakota, the Panama Canal, New York State, Yosemite National Park, as well as many others. The concert will open with a song entitled, “Sagamore Hill March,” which was composed by Donald N. Luckenbill for the opening of Sagamore Hill as a National Historic Site in 1953. Students ages 8-16 are invited to come to the park 90 minutes early and learn to sing the song and perform it with the Roosevelt Songbirds as the first selection of the concert.
The grand finale of the concert is a musical tribute to the 230 million acres of land preserved by Theodore Roosevelt. The work, entitled All Nature’s Realm Is Served by the Lands T.R. Preserved, was composed by the conductor, Stephen Walker.
Parking is free, but limited. Carpooling is highly recommended.
TEDDY'S WONDERFUL WORLD
The World of Theodore Roosevelt in Vintage Marches, Songs & Novelties
|1||BAND & SINGERS||Sagamore Hill March (Official March of Sagamore Hill)||Donald N. Luckenbill||1953|
|2||SINGERS||Teddy's Walks in Old New-York||Charles B. Lawlor / S.V. Walker||2019|
|3||BAND||Cubaland: Under the American Flag||John Philip Sousa||1925|
|4||SINGERS||Teddy Loved the Places of the Empire State||Thomas Allen / S.V. Walker||2019|
|5||BAND||President Roosevelt's Grand Triumphal March||Raphael Fassett||1904|
|6||SINGERS||Drawing the Line in Mississippi||Traditional / Stephen V. Walker||1914|
|7||BAND||Pathfinder of Panama||John Philip Sousa||1915|
|8||SINGERS||Down in Oyster Bay||Max Clay||1914|
|9||BAND||Cosmopolitan America (Official G.O.P. March of 1904)||Helen May Butler||1904|
|10||BAND & SINGERS||Roosevelt's Day at St. Louis Fair||Gertie Gray||1904|
|11||BAND||Treaty of Portsmouth March||William H. Scouten||1905|
|12||SINGERS||When Rough & Ready Teddy Dashes Home||Ed Moran & J. Fred Helf||1910|
|13||BAND & SINGERS||Hands Across the Continent (Progressive Party Campaign Song)||Rudolf Aronson||1912|
|14||SINGERS||North Dakota, Teddy Roosevelt's West||Walter Edward Delano||1925|
|15||BAND||Yosemite March & Two-Step||Elmer Allen||1903|
|16||SINGERS||Friend of the World||Henry Hadley & Harriet Gaylord||1919|
|17||BAND & SINGERS||All Nature's Realm Is Served (By the Lands T.R. Preserved)||Stephen V. Walker||2013|