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Sagamore Hill will present two musical programs on Memorial Day Week End:
On Saturday, May 24th at 2PM the US Army Reserve 319th Division “Statue of Liberty Band” will present a free concert at Sagamore Hill. The thirty-five piece ensemble, under the direction of Chief Stefan Joseph will present the program on the porch of the home. Seating is not provided, so bring a blanket or lawn chairs if you want more than grass for a seat. The music will include compositions by John Phillip Sousa, Peter Illyich Tchaikovsky, Dmitri Shostakovich and others.
A special feature of the program will be a composition by J. Willard Roosevelt, son of Kermit and grandson of Theodore Roosevelt. Willard Roosevelt, of Orient, Long Island has had a distinguished career as a composer and we are excited to present his work at Sagamore Hill.
The Statue of Liberty Band, of the US Army Reserves 319th Division is stationed at Ft..Totten in Queens, NY and is making a round of performances this spring here on Long Island and we are pleased to be able to present them at Sagamore Hill.
On Sunday May 25 at 2PM, Traditional Irish Music: Jessica Semins, fiddle, Johnny Cuomo, guitar, and Dan Lowery, flute, will present a program of Irish music on the porch of the home. Jessica Semins and friend are local musicians who specialize in Irish music which features acoustic instruments such as those that would have been used a century ago. This program will also be presented on the porch of the home and there is no charge.
Sagamore Hill National Historic Site, located at 12 Sagamore Hill Road, Oyster Bay, New York, is a unit of the National Park Service. The site was established by Congress in 1962 to preserve and interpret the structures, landscape, collections and other cultural resources associated with Theodore Roosevelt’s home in Oyster Bay, New York, to ensure that future generations understand and appreciate the life and legacy of Theodore Roosevelt, his family and the significant events associated with him.