Quiet Heroes – Salute to the Armed Forces with special guest narrator, Wilford Brimley.
November 11, 2017 at Memorial Auditorium, 1300 7th Street, Wichita Falls, TX
Gould: American Salute
Williams: Liberty Fanfare
Jager: Esprit de Corps
Williams: Midway March
Brubeck: Quiet Heroes
Lowden: Armed Forces Salute
Guest narrator and former Marine,Wilford Brimley, was born in Salt Lake City, Utah. He first worked as a ranch hand, wrangler, and blacksmith. He began shoeing horses for films and television and then began his acting career in the 1960's as a riding extra and stunt man in Westerns. He continued his work in films at the encouragement of his friend Rober Duvall.
Mr. Brimley starred in many films including The China Syndrome, Cocoon I and II, The Thing, Crossfire Trail, Absence of Malice, Ewoks:The Battle for Endor, Hard Targe, The Electric Horseman, High Road to China, End of the Line, The Stone Boy, Hotel New Hampshire, Country, Blood River, Brigham City, Tender Mercies, Brubaker, Borderline, Harry and Son, Last of the Dogmen, The Good Old Boys, The Firm, and The Natural.
Mr. Brimley also appeared on many television productions such as Seinfeld's The Postmaster General, The Waltons, and Walker, Texas Ranger as well as the 1980's tv drama series Our House. He has done live stage work playing the part of Ebenezer Scrooge in "A Christmas Carol" as well as performing the two person play "Love Letters" numerous times. Mr. Brimley enjoys music, especially jazz, and has made several music CD's entitled "I'm Old Fashioned", "This Time the Dreams on Me," "Going My Way", "Home on the Range with Riders in the Sky", and "Wilford Brimley with the Jeff Hamilton Trio." He has narrated many presentations for various choirs, symphony orchestras and military bands as well as providing the narration for the symphonic salue to the flag raisers at Iwo Jima entitled, "Quiet Heroes" which was composed by his friend Chris Brubeck. In addiiton, Mr. Brimley has been the spokesperson for the Quaker Oats and Liberty Mutual companies.