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42nd Infantry Division Band Holds Free Concert in Lake George Village on August 3

The evening concert is one of several the band is conducting this year.

LAKE GEORGE VILLAGE, NY (07/27/2011)(readMedia)-- The Citizen Soldier musicians of the New York Army National Guard’s 42nd Infantry Division Band will present a free concert at Shepards Park here at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, August 3. The performance is one of a series of shows the band is giving across the state as part of its annual training program. Each program features a selection of styles to include concert band music, big band sound, Latin music, and rock. The 42nd Infantry Division Band is the musical ambassador for the 42nd Infantry Division, New York Army National Guard. The New York Army National Guard’s 42nd Infantry Division Band is based at the Camp Smith Training Site near Cortlandt Manor, N.Y. The mission of the band is to furnish music whenever and wherever while serving our nation and our community. In combat bandsmen traditionally served as stretcher bearers, today they pull security missions and perform other military duties when not playing to support troop morale. The 42nd Infantry Division Band consists of 33 talented musicians from New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Maryland, Virginia, and Connecticut. Band members are called upon as Army National Guardsmen to provide entertainment for civic and military ceremonies, parades and concerts and perform a variety of music including classical, concert, marches/patriotic, pop and jazz. The band’s Soldiers deployed to Iraq in 2005 and performed shows for troops and Iraqi dignitaries. The band consists of different performing Groups which include Concert Band, Marching/Ceremonial Band, Brass Quintet, Woodwind Quintet, Jazz Combo, Latin Band, Rock Combo and Buglers. The majority of the unit’s skilled musicians are versatile on more than one instrument, which enables the band to perform for various types of military and civic functions. The band meets one weekend per month and performs 15 days of active duty per year. Full-time occupations of the band members include college students, music educators/music professionals, construction workers, government employees, medical/therapeutic professionals, information technology, police officers, and management. The 42nd Infantry Division Band is under the command of Chief Warrant Officer Mark L. Kimes and First Sergeant Leslie G. Saroka.
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