(There will be a Preshow performance with the Applause! Cary Youth Theatre at 6:30 pm.) Every year at the band’s annual Pre-Fourth of July Patriotic Celebration, we focus on some aspect of the meanings and moments behind our Independence Day – its symbols, documents, heroes, and the like. This year we turn our attention backwards in history to one of our nation’s greatest presidents - Abraham Lincoln – in his own words. immortalized by American composer Aaron Copland in the Lincoln Portrait with music to set and carry the mood of those words. We’ll also hear selections from the many, many pieces have been composed celebrating Lincoln and his times, including John Williams themes from Steven Spielberg’s movie “Lincoln”. And, of course, as usual, we’ll salute our military service personnel and their spouses past and present who have helped secure our freedom and liberty through all the years. We hope you can bring your entire family and join us for this very special 33rd annual patriotic celebration – Lincoln.