The Black Watch ignites the stage Feb. 4

The Rockford Coronado Concert Association is thrilled to bring The Black Watch, Scotland’s senior Highland Regiment, to the stage this Saturday night, Feb. 4 at 7:30 p.m. This distinguished group consists of pipes, drums and Highland Dancers of Scotland’s 1st Battalion.

The Black Watch has served with distinction in all the British Army’s major campaigns, from the Napoleonic Wars through the Crimea, the Boer War, both World Wars and Korea to Northern Ireland, accompanying troops into battle. The Black Watch will feature The Band of the Welsh Guards.

There is nothing quite like the sounds of the pipes as you listen to the traditional melodies of the British Isles. The regal presence of these performers is not to be missed. The Rockford Coronado Concert Association is celebrating its 70th consecutive year of presenting phenomenal concerts. The Black Watch is the third presentation in this outstanding season.

Don’t miss the upcoming events. Cirque Eloize, Rain, Comme une plui dans tes yeux; a magical evening of circus artistry will be presented March 14 at 7:30 p.m. ( The season concludes with the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra directed by Andreas Delfs, Wednesday, May 17 at 7:30 p.m. This is the first appearance in Rockford for the MSO. For each performance, the doors open 45 minutes prior to the concert. It is open seating, so arrive early for the best seats in the house. For tickets for any or all of these performances, call 968-5222, go to the Centre Events box office, or order online at

Anne E. O’Keefe is executive director of the Rockford Area Arts Council.

From theFeb. 1-7, 2006, issue

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