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Concerts and Lectures Series to Welcome 198th Army Band

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Posted: 10/25/2012

La Plume - In celebration of Veterans Day, the Keystone College Concerts and Lectures Series will present the 198th Army Concert Band on Thursday, November 8 at 7 p.m. in Brooks Theatre. The performance is free and the public is invited to attend and honor those currently serving in the Armed Forces and our nation’s veterans.

Army Band

The Concert Band features 30 soldiers, the majority of which were music majors or have professional ties to the music industry. The band plays everything from Sousa marches to wind ensemble pieces, to war era classics to Stevie Wonder hits.

The performance at Keystone will include three sets featuring the Concert Band; the Woodwind Quintet; Brass Quintet; and Folk Band. The full Concert Band will play patriotic standards and favorites.

Members of the band have served in over 16 different locations throughout the United States and across the world, including Japan, Iraq, and Afghanistan, among other locations. The Concert Band has performed across the country for thousands and also toured the East Coast performing for troop returns.

For more information on the performance, contact Kate Dempsey Jones at 570-945-8161.