Patriotic tunes will fill the air when the Morgantown Municipal Bandconducted by C.B. Wilson, associate provost for academic personnel at West Virginia Universityperforms its Fourth of July concert at the Hazel Ruby-McQuain Riverfront Park amphitheater.

The concert, which begins at 11 a.m. Friday (July 4), is part of the 2008Celebration of America.It will feature music by John Philip Sousa, Leroy Anderson, Stephen Foster, George Gershwin and others.

This annual concert has become a favorite for many residents of the greater Morgantown community, and I always look forward to it,Wilson said.This years program will feature some old favorites and will appeal to all ages.

The concert series began in 1990. In keeping with tradition, Wilson will tie this years program together with a surprise theme.

Concert-goers are encouraged to bring lawn chairs or blankets. Parking is available in the Municipal Parking Garage in the Wharf District.

The event is sponsored by WesBanco Bank and Dixon Hughes PLLC in coordination with the Board of Park and Recreation Commissioners and the WVU College of Creative Arts. Funds for the performance are furnished in part by the Recording Industries Music Performance Trust Funds.

The Morgantown Municipal Band is an associate of Arts Monongahela.