To Honor and Inspire

Andrea Blain hosts this patriotic encore 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. 

This special is an encore from 2019 with edits


Andrea Blain

Andrea Blain was born and raised in the Midwest, but lived in Northern Ireland for 33 years, working as a freelance musician, teacher and journalist. She joined the BBC 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. A lifelong interest in orchestral and choral conducting has been the catalyst for her involvement over the years with a variety of ensembles including orchestras, choirs and theatre groups. She was an adjudicator for the Association of Irish Musical Societies and conductor of the Belfast Bach Consort. Being the only member of her string quartet, Avalon, prepared to talk to audiences about their Irish/Classical musical fusion led her eventually to a radio microphone, and she has never been far from a studio since then. Andrea is delighted to join the C24 team and has learned a great deal from all of them, all of it good.


One hour

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Preview audio available: June 24, 2021
Playlist Available: July 1, 2021
Promo spot available: July 1, 2021
Program and rundown available: July 1, 2021


Broadcast Window

July 1, 2021 - July 17, 2021

Broadcast Rights

Affiliate stations may carry this program multiple times before July 18, 2021. 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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