Pops Symphony: Round Four

Yesterday was the final Pops Symphony of this season and the theme was Celebrate America. Well, my mom, dad, and I arrived at four to get in line to get ready to put the tarp down at five. At five, the tarp dash began to get a spot that our family wants. But, the symphony wasn’t 100% promising that it would happen. The weather map was showing scattered thunderstorms in Charlotte around the same time as the symphony so there was no way of knowing if the symphony would be cancelled or not. After putting the tarp down, my family went down to get restituted and they discussed whether or not we should bale on the symphony or not due to the Thunderstorm. While deciding, it was really raining and thundering and there was lightening so things did not look good for the Pops Symphony.

But my family went anyways because we paid good money for this symphony. It wasn’t just a symphony. It was a symphony and fireworks. They would make the final call at 8:15 when the symphony began and they play rain or shine. My family went for it because the radar at one point showed that there was a window of no rain, which took up the duration of the symphony.


Literally before the symphony began, a rainbow showed and that was a good sign that rain would not get in the way of this symphony.

All the songs they played represented America in some shape or form. The second song they did was America’s National Anthem, “The Star Spangled Banner”. After the National Anthem, one of my favorite parts of the symphony occurred, which was the solider’s solute. The Symphony honors soldiers currently serving and veterans in this numbers. Whenever they hear their division’s hymn or march play, they stand up and it is such a wonderful play to play tribute to them and at the end all of them are asked to stand. After the solider’s solute, they played “America the Beautiful”, and we were asked to sing along.


They played some Disney Magic as part of the concert. They played some songs that helped make New York famous and based on the melodies, I could easily pick up on the fact that those songs were musical songs.  They played some Irving Berlin as well  and I recognized some Annie Get Your Gun songs from that collection of songs. At the end of his songs, they played “God Bless America”. Everything about this symphony reminds me about why I love my country.

At the end of the symphony, we got to enjoy some fireworks. Fireworks are a wonderful way to celebrate especially at the end of a symphony that celebrates America. The fireworks were fun to watch. Good thing the rain did not interrupt the symphony or the fireworks, even though they might have shortened the fireworks since more rain was expected at about 10:30.


Below are links to my other Pops Symphony posts: