The Southwest Florida Symphony Youth Orchestra performs with trumpeter from the “President’s Own Marine Band,” Master Sergeant David Haglund

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The Southwest Florida Symphony Youth Orchestra performs with trumpeter from the “President’s Own Marine Band,” Master Sergeant David Haglund

Fort Myers, FL—The Southwest Florida Symphony Youth Orchestra performs at Pride & Patriotism with Master Sergeant David Haglund on Thursday, November 5th at the Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall at 7 p.m. Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall is located at 13350 FSW Parkway in Fort Myers. Tickets cost $15 for general admission. Pride & Patriotism of Lee County is a collaborative nonprofit organization that focuses on celebrating the arts and honoring veterans. Through their partnership with community leaders, veterans and school representatives, Pride & Patriotism has been able to promote patriotism to students through music, art and mini-documentaries.

Master Sergeant David Haglund Bio

Trumpeter/cornetist Master Sergeant David Haglund joined “The President’s Own” United States Marine Band in July 1992. Master Sgt. Haglund began his musical instruction at age 10. After graduating from Muskegon High School in 1982, he earned a bachelor’s degree in music from Western Michigan University in Kalamazoo in 1987 where he studied with Stephen Jones. He also attended the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis where he studied with David Baldwin and Manny Laureano. Prior to joining “The President’s Own,” Master Sgt. Haglund was a trumpet instructor and director of bands at Northern Michigan University in Marquette and band director at Garden City High School in Garden City, Mich. Master Sgt. Haglund performs with the Marine Band and Marine Chamber Orchestra at the White House, in the Washington, D.C., area, and across the country during the band’s annual concert tour.

Southwest Florida Symphony Youth Orchestra Info

Originally called the Palm Coast Youth Symphony, The Southwest Florida Symphony Youth Orchestra was founded in 1988. It was an organization that afforded young people in the greater Fort Myers area the opportunity to learn and perform great classical music. In 1999, the Palm Coast Youth Symphony merged with the Southwest Florida Symphony and continues today as part of the Symphony’s family of affiliates. The Southwest Florida Symphony’s Youth Orchestra’s mission is to provide the opportunity for individual growth of musically talented youth through training and performance of the highest quality orchestral literature, to develop pride and self-esteem in young people from all cultural backgrounds through individual musical achievement, to instill values and discipline through musical experiences that can be carried through life, and to perpetuate support of professional classical music by enriching local culture and by providing future musicians and audience members for major orchestras.

Southwest Florida Symphony General Information

The Southwest Florida Symphony is the only professional orchestra in Lee County and the one of the oldest in Southwest Florida. It enters its 55th season this year, having made its debut as a community orchestra on April 15, 1961. Conducted by Arlo Deibler, the symphony consisted of 24 musicians and performed in community centers and schools. It has since grown to become Lee County’s only professional symphony orchestra, filling Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall with symphonic music enthusiasts and a roster consisting of more than 65 world-class musicians. Its mission is to celebrate the joy of music and to inspire audiences with a variety of quality concerts performed by professional musicians that are accessible to all.


Event: Pride & Patriotism

Date: Thursday, November 5th, 2015

Location: Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall

Time: 7PM

Tickets: $15 General admission

For more information, call the administrative office at (239) 418-0996 or the box office at (239) 418-1500 or visit

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