Brian Langsbard scores original music for all 5 living U.S. Presidents
U.S. Presidents to Salute 30 People Being
Celebrated for Their Outstanding Community
Service & Advocating for All Americans
Film & TV composer Brian Langsbard (Batman - The animated
series, City Confidential, Snapped) scores the music for the
historic video featuring the five living presidents. United States
President Barack Obama along with former U.S. Presidents
George W. Bush, Bill Clinton, George H.W. Bush and Jimmy Carter
will appear in an unprecedented video address as part of a special
ceremony prior to the 80th Major League Baseball All-Star Game
on FOX, Tuesday, July 14 at 5pm PST / 8 p.m. EST.
The video will mark the first time all of the living U.S. Presidents
will participate in a ceremony at a sporting event. Following the video,
President Obama will throw out the ceremonial first pitch which will
also be choregraphed to live music by Langsbard. This marks his third
live to event performance in a row for Major League Baseball.
The Presidential video address, which will run approximately
seven minutes, will be part of a pre-game celebration honoring the
30 “All-Stars Among Us,” men and women who are being recognized
by Major League Baseball and PEOPLE magazine for their selfless
acts of giving and service to their communities.
According the Langsbard, “The presidential music theme is
inter-woven throughout the video.” The epic score consist of solo
trumpet along with 80 instruments and choir. “As a budding film
composer, I always wanted to hear my music played on the big speakers
at a movie theater but I never imagined I would have my music blasted
through the sound-system of major stadiums.”
The 30 honorees, one representing each MLB Club, were selected
between Major League Baseball and PEOPLE magazine, with nearly
three quarters of a million votes cast.
“The importance of community service is personified by the 30 ‘All-Stars
Among Us’ and reinforced by the willingness of the five living Presidents
to come together in support of this important theme during the
Midsummer Classic,” said Baseball Commissioner Allan H. (Bud) Selig.
“In addition to celebrating baseball’s best on the field, Major League Baseball
wants to shine a light on stars in the community whose work improves
the lives of those who are less fortunate.”
The 80th Major League Baseball All-Star Game will be televised
nationally by FOX Sports, with pre-game ceremonies beginning
at 8:00 p.m. ET, in Canada by Rogers Sportsnet and Sportsnet
HD and televised in more than 200 countries and territories by
Major League Baseball International. ESPN Radio will provide
exclusive national radio coverage, while MLB.com will provide
extensive online coverage.
The 30 “All-Stars Among Us” will also participate in the MLB
All-Star Red Carpet Show presented by Chevy airing nationally
on MLB Network on Tuesday, July 14 at 4 p.m. ET. They will join
the 66 Major League Baseball All-Stars, AL and NL All-Star team
managers, and Cardinals Hall of Famers who are scheduled to
appear including Lou Brock, Bob Gibson, Stan Musial,
Red Schoendienst, Ozzie Smith and Bruce Sutter.
The 30 “All-Stars Among Us” (please visit peopleallstars.com
for full list) are individuals who dedicate their time and energy
to helping others and improving the lives of those around them.