TOPEKA, Kan., June 9 -- The Kansas Adjutant General issued the following news release:
The Kansas National Guard's 35 Infantry Division Band will present its free "A Home Front Concert" series June 14-28 in a number of Kansas communities. All concerts will last approximately an hour and 15 minutes and are free and open to the public.
The band will travel to a number of towns throughout Kansas to present these concerts, which include military marches, vocal music, patriotic tunes and big band selections along with popular rock. Each concert will also feature a special salute to veterans and their families. In the past, audiences have averaged from 400-500 people per concert.
Chief Warrant Officer 3 Steve Patterson, commander and conductor of the band, expressed his appreciation for the support the band receives from the communities it visits.
"The 35th Division Band musicians rehearse diligently to present the best possible concert in every venue," said Patterson. "We are excited to perform in Kansas communities. They are always receptive and appreciative of our concerts and I know they will enjoy our patriotic music selections."
The concert schedule is:
* June 14 - Brass quintet, Merriam Farmers Market, 5740 Merriam Drive, Merriam. 10 a.m.
* June 16 - Full band, Garfield Park, 1600 NE Quincy, Topeka, 7:30 p.m.
* June 17 - Full band, Osage City High School auditorium, 420 S. 5th St., Osage City, 7:30 p.m.
* June 18 - Full band, Municipal auditorium, 301 S. Hickory St., Ottawa, 7 p.m.
* June 19 - Brass quintet, J.C. Nichols Auditorium, National World War I Museum at Liberty Memorial auditorium, 100 W 26th Street, Kansas City, Missouri, 2 p.m.
* June 19 - Rock Band, Forest Park, Broadway & Heacock, Parsons, 7:30 p.m.
* June 22 - Full band, Eisenhower Presidential Library Visitors Center auditorium, 200 SE 4th St, Abilene, 2 p.m.
* June 24 - Full band in joint concert with Salina community band, Oakdale Park Stein Stage, 730 Oakdale Drive, Salina, 7 p.m.
* June 26 - Full band, Brookside Retirement Community, 700 W 7th, Overbrook, July 4 celebration with fireworks and music, approximately 7:15 p.m.
For more information contact: Chief Warrant Officer 3 Steve Patterson, 785-640-2326 or Sgt. 1st Class Nathan Fabrizius, 913-782-4522.
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