Band Performs for Campers

LIDO BEACH-- Members of the 42nd Infantry Division Rainbow Band dance and sing with campers at Camp Anchor a program run by the Town of Hempstead for special needs children and adults during a concert held by the band on August 8 2018. The 42nd Infantry Division Band was also joined by members of the New York Guard Band as well.

Aug 13, 2018

Rainbow Band plays on

SARATOGA SPRINGS --U.S. Army Soldiers from the 42nd Infantry Division Band performs at the Saratoga Race Track Saratoga Springs N.Y. July 30 2017. The band toured around the state at 11 different locations during its annual training period in July and August.

Jul 31, 2017

42nd Division Band performs in Saratoga

U.S. Army Soldier, Staff Sgt. Ethan Wagner, a member of the 42nd Infantry Division Band, conducts the band at the Saratoga Race Track, Saratoga Springs, N.Y., July 30, 2017. The band is currently touring around the state at 11 different locations. (U.S. Army National Guard photo by Pfc. Andrew Valenza)

Jul 31, 2017

Rainbow Band honors veterans

NEW YORK -- Soldiers of the 42nd Infantry Division " Rainbow" Band perform during the New York City Veterans Day Parade on Nov. 11, 2016.

Nov 14, 2016

Rainbow Band performs on Long Island

NASSAU-- Members of the New York Army National Guard's 42nd Infantry Division Band play a free concert at Eisenhower Park, Nassau County on the evening of August 10th 2016. The band has been appearing in communities across New York State this August. The concert tour, conducted as part of the unit's annual training, delivers music spanning and connecting generations. With the expected military traditional and classical music, the band's range covers baroque to pop and jazz.

Aug 11, 2016

Band Appears at Music Student Convention

ROCHESTER, N.Y. -- Soldiers of the New York Army National Guard's 42nd Infantry Division Band play with student performers attending the annual Winter Conference of the New York State School Music Association at the Riverside Convention Center here on Saturday, Dec. 5. The New York Army National Guard's Recruiting Battalion arranged the band's Brass Quintet so the students could learn how to put their musical skills to use and see if they can meet the Army's standards for performance.

Dec 14, 2015

42nd Band playing at Saratoga

SARATOGA--The 42nd Infantry Division Band, led by Chief Warrant Officer 3 Mark Kimes, plays the national anthem prior to the start of the race day at the Saratoga race track on Aug. 14. The 42nd Band toured the state playing at nine different venues as part of their 2015 annual training.

Oct 15, 2015

Band Plays on Long Island

HICKSVILLE, - The New York Army National Guards 42nd Infantry Division Band plays a free concert at Broadway Mall in Hicksville, Nassau County on August 11th 2015, as part of their annual training.Band members toured throughout the State, performing music spanning and connecting generations.

Aug 14, 2015

Rainbow Band Marks Veterans Day

NEW YORK-- The New York Army National Guard's 42nd Infantry Division Band steps off during the New York City Veterans Day Parade on Tuesday, Nov. 11. The band, along with the Army National Guard's 369th Special Troops Battalion and 719th Transportation Company and members of the New York Guard's 88th Brigade, a part of the state's volunteer defense force, participated in the parade.

Nov 12, 2014

Rainbow Band Plays on Long Island

EAST MEADOW--Soldiers of the 42nd Infantry Division Band perform a free concert at Eisenhower Park here on Wednesday, August 13. The Rainbow Division band plays at a series of venues across New York as part of its annual training program. Prior to this appearance the band performed in the Hudson Valley, Syracuse, the Finger Lakes and on Staten Island.

Aug 14, 2014

Rainbow Soldiers Celebrate Holidays

TROY-- Major General Harry Miller, commander of the New York Army National Guard's 42nd Infantry Division serves Soldiers Christmas Dinner during Family Day activities on Sunday, Dec. 8.

Dec 09, 2013

Rainbow Band Lends Music to Marchers

NEW YORK--Soldiers of the 42nd Infantry Division "Rainbow" Band joined the members of the 1st Battalion 69th Infantry in the annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade in New York City on Saturday. March 16. The New York Army National Guard unit led the parade for the 162nd time on Saturday.

Mar 18, 2013

Rainbow Band Plays the Capitol

ALBANY, N.Y. -- New York Army National Guard Chief Warrant Officer Mark Kimes leads musicians of the 42nd Infantry Division Band percussion section perform at West Capitol Park at the New York State Capitol July 18. The Soldiers are performing at public venues across New York State as part of their annual training this summer. The 42nd Infantry Division Band is the musical ambassador for the 42nd Infantry Division, New York Army National Guard. The band’s base of operations is Camp Smith, Cortlandt Manor, NY.

Jul 18, 2012

Band Leads Parade Marking 9/11 Response

MALTA-- The 42nd Infantry Division Band marches down Main Street in the Town of Malta on Sunday, Sept. 11, during a parade held to commemorate the events of Sept. 11, 2001 and the emergency responders who rushed to help those in need. The 42nd Special Troops Battalion, the 206th Military Police Company, and the 1108th Ordnance Company (Explosive Ordnance Disposal) also participated in the event.

Sep 12, 2011

42nd Infantry Division Band Rocks Out

BROOKLYN-- 42nd Infantry Division Band Soldiers Spc. Billy Pardue ( on guitar) and Spc. Lindsay Haughton are seen singing and playing their instruments during a performance at Coney Island’s Municipal Credit Union Stadium on July 29.The 42nd Infantry Division Band performs at venues across New York as part of its annual training program.

Aug 03, 2011

Guard Soldier Opens Brooklyn Ball Game

BROOKLYN-- New York Army National Guard Sgt. Jennifer Lucas, a member of the 42nd Infantry Division Band, sings the Star Spangled Banner before the Brooklyn Cyclones vs. Oneonta Tigers game at the Municipal Credit Union Stadium, here, July 29. The 42nd Infantry Division Band is currently touring the state of New York, showcasing their skills and promoting Army values.

Aug 01, 2011

Band Performs at State Capitol

ALBANY--Chief Warrant Officer Mark Klimes leads the 42nd Infantry Division (Rainbow) Band in the service medley during a performance on the Concourse of the Empire State Plaza on Monday July 19. The Rainbow Division Band is on a tour across the state as part of it s Annual Training program.

Jul 19, 2010

Rainbow Soldier Guest Conducts Army Field Band

ALBANY--New York Army National Guard Chief Warrant Officer Mark Kimes, commander of the 42nd Infantry Division Band, guest conducts the United States Army Field Band Saturday, March 7 at the Hart Theater, Empire State Plaza for the Performing Arts. The field band performed across New York State this month as part of their spring 2009 tour. Kimes commands the Army National Guard's 42nd Infantry Division Band, based at Camp Smith, N.Y. near Peekskill with approximately 50 Citizen Soldier musicians. The National Guard band under Kimes' leadership mobilized and deployed to Iraq in 2004-05 as part of the 42nd Infantry Division service in North Central Iraq, providing security augmentation support and musical performances for U.S. and Iraqi audiences.

Mar 11, 2009

42nd Infantry Division Band Comes to Albany

Chief Warrant Officer Mark Kimes conducts members of the 42nd Infantry Division Band during the unit’s concert series in the State Capitol in Albany on Thursday, August 16, 2007. The 34 Citizen Soldiers of the Rainbow Division Band, based at Camp Smith Training Site, conducted their collective annual training as community concerts in Hudson, Schenectady, Lake George, Troy, Albany and Glens Falls, New York from 13-16 August.

Aug 16, 2007

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