About the 42nd Infantry Division Band

Commander: CW3 Mark L. Kimes First Sergeant: 1SG Leslie G. Saroka The 42nd Infantry Division Band is the musical ambassador for the 42nd Infantry Division (M), New York Army National Guard. The 42nd Infantry Division 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 our skilled musicians are versatile on more then one instrument, which enables the band to perform for various types of military and civic functions. The band drills one weekend per month and has 14 days of active duty per year. Full-time occupations of the band members include students (both high school seniors and college), music education/music industry, construction, government, medical/therapeutic, pharmaceutical, information technology, criminal justice and management. The 42nd Infantry Division Band has a long proud history, from WWII to the present, providing music to troops and civic events. The majority of travel is within New York but the 42nd Infantry Division Band has been called upon to travel to Virginia, Germany and Iraq. The 42nd Infantry Division Band is under the command of Chief Warrant Officer Mark L. Kimes and First Sergeant Leslie G. Saroka. For More Information Contact: SFC Becky Rapp Readiness NCO (914) 788.7336, or e-mail: becky.rapp@us.army.mil
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Unit Info Last Modified: Friday, March 07, 2008 © NYS DMNA: Unit Information: 42nd Army Band