Army Band to play in Cedaredge, Montrose
Published Friday, June 17, 2016 2:27 pm
The 101st Army rock band and Dixieland jazz band will be at the Cedaredge Town Park Tuesday, June 21, from 6 to 8 p.m.
The full concert band will also be performing free concerts for other towns around Colorado this June. The band will also perform at the Montrose Pavilion Wednesday, June 22, at 7 p.m., and Thursday, June 23, in Centennial Plaza (433 S. First Street) in downtown Montrose at 6 p.m.
The complete schedule can be found at http://www.101starmyband.com/event-directory/. The concerts are part of the band's annual concert tour around the state of Colorado. Music will consist of patriotic literature, marches, and symphonic pieces. A "Salute to Veterans" will be performed, honoring those who have served with the playing of their respective service song. Admission is free, and tickets are not required to attend.
The 101st is the oldest military band in Colorado, dating back to 1937. It consists of 40 citizen-soldiers who perform together part time as musical ambassadors for the United States Army, the National Guard and the state of Colorado. Soldiers come from all walks of life -- teachers, lawyers, nurses, police officers and stay-at-home mothers come together as professional musicians to honor and entertain the service members, veterans and citizens of Colorado. The band's duties consist of performing at military ceremonies, entertainment venues and festivals, as well as maintaining soldier skills such as rifle marksmanship and physical readiness training. The 101st Army Band performs as a large-format concert band, as well as several smaller performing groups, including the rock band and jazz band.