42nd Infantry Division Band holds free concert in Saratoga Springs | Arts & Culture
The Citizen Soldier musicians of the New York Army National Guard's 42nd Infantry Division Band will present a free concert at Congress Park in Saratoga Springs at 7 p.m. on Thursday, August 4.
The performance is one of a series of shows the band is giving across the state as part of its annual training program. Each program features a selection of styles to include concert band music, big band sound, Latin music, and rock.
The 42nd Infantry Division Band is the musical ambassador for the 42nd Infantry Division, New York Army National Guard.
The 42nd Infantry Division Band consists of 33 talented musicians from New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Maryland, Virginia, and Connecticut. Band members are called upon as Army National Guardsmen to provide entertainment for civic and military ceremonies, parades and concerts and perform a variety of music including classical, concert, marches/patriotic, pop and jazz.
The band's Soldiers deployed to Iraq in 2005 and performed shows for troops and Iraqi dignitaries.
The 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.
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