Kick-off to the Memorial Day Holiday Weekend

Friday evening the Montgomery Symphony Orchestra hosted it's annual Pops Concert on the steps of the Archives and History Building. This is a free concert and crowds of people come out and bring blankets, lawn chairs, picnic dinners, etc. and enjoy the music. It was a beautiful evening and we had a great time. Hubby plays cello in the symphony, so I enjoyed the evening with friends and a yummy dinner. Here are some photos and some video clips that I uploaded for your viewing pleasure!

Let's not forget the sacrifices of all those brave men and women who fight for the very freedom under which we live. Let us never take it for granted.

Me and hubby always have to take a "goober" picture of ourselves!

This is the side of the capitol, which was directly behind me and across the street. The crowds are starting to fill up...

This is how it was about the time the concert started...


This is the mayor welcoming everyone to the concert and maestro is in the blue shirt...

The concert begins...

This is the view from our "seats"...perfect view, great music, wonderful evening!


I kept taking pictures because as the sun went down, the lighting kept changing on the building and I just loved it...



Our citronella candles to keep the bugs away...and my neon orange toes!

Again, more pictures of the same...
This is the side of the capitol at dusk...
See below for video clips of the concert. Hope everyone has a wonderful Memorial Day holiday!
Edited to add: I deleted the "youtube" video clips because it was messing up my template. If you are interested in hearing the symphony, you can go to the above named web site and type in Montgomery Symphony and it will bring up the videos I posted.

11 sweet friends had to say...:

Jill said...

The photos at dusk are just beautiful. Hope you've had a great holiday weekend.

Penless Thoughts said...

I love these kind of events. Great photos.
Susan

The Preacher's Wife said...

What a great way to mark the holiday...loved these pics!! ;)

Tonja said...

Glad you had fun. What is it about being outside, listening to good music that warms our hearts so? I guess it is just soooo American. Aren't we blessed to live in this country?You and Hubby look so cute!

Dianne said...

Looks and sounds like a fun night...

justabeachkat said...

Great photos! Looks like a perfect night.

NspiredByFaith said...

Great photos! I love the changes in lighting...and the music was beautiful! I got chill bumps and tears in my eyes for the national anthem with the fly over! Thank you for sharing this!

julie said...

That looks like so much fun!

I enjoyed my visit to your blog.

Blessings,
Julie

Mindy said...

THose pictures are so pretty and I think the one of you and your hubby is sweet too!

Rhoda said...

Hi, Tracey! That sounds like a perfect concert. Love the pics of the capitol building. Great way to spend Memorial Day.

Hope you have a great time at the beach too!

Rhoda

Melody said...

I've been keeping the music playing on the computer while I read all my other blogs! Brings back memories of band/orchestra in high school.

And the pictures of the capital were beautiful! When I first moved to Florida, I took sunset pictures every 3 minutes or so, because it kept changing, and each change was so gorgeous!

 
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