I’m really having trouble putting into words the experience of participating in the D-Day 75 Memorial Wind Band with Colonel Arnald Gabriel. I have immense gratitude to Music Celebrations International for once again providing such a humbling and poignant opportunity. It’s amazing that MCI had over 1,000 musicians participating in D-Day 75 activities throughout France and yet our group felt like we were their only focus. The entire process was very well organized and stress-free for the participants. Many of my fellow musicians were so impressed with my stories and pictures from my first MCI trip (for D-Day 70 in 2014) that they decided they just had to come along for D-Day 75. They are also so thankful for such an amazing trip full of wonderful music and lasting memories.


Cathi Leibinger
Director of Bands
Ransom Everglades School
Miami, FL