Polished Brass
“Celebrate Freedom”
January 17, 2010 Benefit for Wm. H.G. Carter Fund
with soprano Jill Dew and Tom Sherwood

Citizen Fanfare

Dr. Richard Bailey
Liberty Bell March
John Phillip Sousa
arr. Battles/Holcombe
Fiddler on the Roof medley
Tradition, Sabbath Prayer, Matchmaker, To Life
Harnick and Bock
arr. Bill Holcombe
Four Spirituals
      Swing Lo, Sweet Chariot, Go Down Moses, My Lord What a Mornin’, and Joshua Fit the Battle of Jericho.
arr.  Chris Hendricks
and Walter Ba
The Battle Hymn of the Republic
George Root
arr.  Henderson/Coil
     sung by Jill Dew and Tom Sherwood
Words by Samuel F. Smith
arr. Richard Osborne and Robert Coil
Sound of Music Selections
The Hills Are Alive, Edelweiss, Climb Every Mountain
Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein
arr. Bill Holcombe
American Patrol
F. W. Meacham
arr. Bill Holcombe
Somewhere from West Side Story
Leonard Bernstein
arr. Paul Nagle
Words from Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. (1963)
     “I Have A Dream”

We Shall Overcome
     sung by Jill Dew and Tom Sherwood
arr. Robert Coil
All I Ask Of You
sung by Jill Dew and Tom Sherwood
Andrew Lloyd Webber
arr. Roger Grupp
Words from UC Dean Billionis
America the Beautiful
Samuel Ward
arr. Dennis Edelbrock

"I have a dream"

“I say to you today, my friends, that in spite of the difficulties and frustrations of the moment, I still have a dream. It is a dream deeply rooted in the American dream. I have a dream that one day this nation will rise up and live out the true meaning of its creed: "We hold these truths to be self-evident: that all men are created equal." 

So let freedom ring from the prodigious hilltops of New Hampshire. Let freedom ring from the mighty mountains of New York.  Let freedom ring from the heightening Alleghenies of Pennsylvania!  Let freedom ring from the snowcapped Rockies of Colorado!  Let freedom ring from the curvaceous peaks of California!  But not only that; let freedom ring from Stone Mountain of Georgia!  Let freedom ring from Lookout Mountain of Tennessee!  Let freedom ring from every hill and every molehill of Mississippi.  From every mountainside, let freedom ring.


When we let freedom ring, when we let it ring from every village and every hamlet, from every state and every city, we will be able to speed up that day when all of God's children, black men and white men, Jews and Gentiles, Protestants and Catholics, will be able to join hands and sing in the words of the old Negro spiritual, "Free at last! free at last! thank God Almighty, we are free at last!" 

Lou Billionis, dean UC College of Law

"You have to be humble here. You can look back in time and shudder at what our ancestors may have thought or said, but we need to be mindful that future generations could easily judge us in the same way. The heart of the matter is we still have work to do."

UC Magazine December 2009 http://www.magazine.uc.edu/1009/diversity.htm