To Honor and Inspire (Encore)

U.S. Military Bands Special

Andrea Blain hosts this patriotic new special, featuring performances by the United States Army, Navy, Air Force and Marine bands. 

Audiences will be moved and uplifted by an hour of music, including marches by Sousa, Jewell and Gould, and classical works by Copland, Saint-Saens and Holst. 


Andrea Blain

Andrea Blain was born and raised in the Midwest, but lived in Northern Ireland for years, working as a freelance musician, teacher and journalist. She joined the BBC, Belfast in 1998 and worked in various capacities in the areas of classical music, religion and ethics and current affairs. She plays violin, viola, piano, and organ and has an interest in folk and traditional music, music history and literature. She joined the classical music staff of Minnesota Public Radio in 2014 and broadcasts regularly on the C24 program, Music Through the Night.


One hour

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Preview audio available: June 17, 2020
Playlist Available: July 1, 2020
Promo spot available: July 1, 2020
Program and rundown available: July 1, 2020


Broadcast Window

July 1, 2020 - July 17, 2020, with multiple airings permitted.

Broadcast Rights

Affiliate stations may carry this program multiple times before July 18, 2020. The program must be carried in its entirety. No excerpting is permitted. Simulcast streaming rights are available for this program. Prior to carrying this program, stations must contact their American Public Media Station Relations Representative.

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