312th Army Band to appear in concert in Independence

INDEPENDENCE — The 312th Army Band will perform in concert in a free Veterans Day Concert at 7 p.m., Friday, Nov 9 at Independence Memorial Hall.

 

Admission to the concert is free, but tickets are required due to limited seating. Tickets are limited to six per requested. Tickets can be picked up at the Independence Chamber of Commerce office at 322 N. Penn.

 

The 312th Army Band, which is based in Lawrence, Kan., is part of the 88th Regional Support Command based at Fort McCoy, Wis. The current band features a marching band, concert band, rock band, jazz combo, brass ensemble, woodwind quintet, and ceremonial detail.

The 312th band, which schedules 15-25 performances each year, was named an official “Bicentennial of the United States Constitution” band, and Kansas named it an official “Eisenhower Centennial” band.

 

In 2005, the 312th became the first Army Reserve Band to receive the Colonel George S. Howard Citation of Musical Excellence for Military Concert Bands.  This prestigious international award for military concert bands is administered by the John Philip Sousa Foundation.

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