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In 1559 Don Tristan de Luna y Arrelano, with 1500 would-be settlers and soldiers, brought the Spanish flag from the Gulf of Mexico, making the first attempt to colonize Pensacola Bay. They named it Bahia Santa Maria de Filipina. Nearly wiped out by a hurricane only two weeks after arriving, the colony managed to persist for two years before withdrawing.
Since that time, four additional flags have flown over Pensacola, giving the city its tag line, "The City of Five Flags." Today, the white sand beaches, with their rolling sand dunes and sea oats, and the green-blue waters of the Gulf of Mexico are as beautiful to us as they were to de Luna and his crew.
Pensacola is also the home base of the United States Navy's world renowned precision flight demonstration team, the Blue Angles, flying their McDonnell Douglas built F/A-18 Hornets.
Since its founding in 1957, the Pensacola Chapter, American Guild of Organists, has been honored to share its ideals of choral and organ music excellence with the people of northwest Florida and south Alabama.