Curious About July 4th Concert
Who sang the Star Spangled Banner during the fireworks display in Boston ? – Bill, Plainville
That was Staff Sergeant Tracy Lacbrecque of the U.S. Army Field Band and Soldiers Chorus. Lacbrecque is a native of Houston who earned a degree at the Cleveland Institute of Music before joining the Soldiers Chorus.
The Boston Pops celebration is absolutely fantastic. But who pays for it? – Muriel, New Salem
The concert and fireworks show are organized by Boston 4 Celebrations, a foundation launched by David Mugar, who came up with the idea for the Pops show back in 1973. For the last 7 years, Liberty Mutual has been the main sponsor of the show. WBZ-TV picks up some of the costs, with a rights fee paid to the Pops.
I just wanted to thank you for your spectacular coverage of the Boston Pop’s & the fireworks. Job well done! – Jean, S. Boston
You’re welcome. It was a fun night for all of us from BZ who worked.
Now I’m curious…what did you think of the show, and is there anything that could use improving?