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.
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