|35th Infantry Division Band to launch free concert series on June 13|
Also known as the 35th Infantry Division Band, the National Guard Band will perform beginning at 7 p.m. on Sunday, June 13. Band members are part-time citizen soldiers who come from a variety of work environments in their full-time careers. All members participate in the Ceremonial Band which performs a varied repertoire of concert selections for numerous military and civic functions throughout the year. The group's marching band provides music in the traditional military style of pass-in-review ceremonies and parades. The Kansas Jazz is the group's "big band"-style swing band which performs traditional swing garnished with selections of Latin and contemporary rock. The band also includes a small jazz combo, a woodwind quintet, a brass quintet, a soldier's chorus, and rock group. The band's ability to perform such a wide variety of styles is a tribute to the professionalism of its members and allows it to perform family-oriented concerts that can satisfy every musical taste.
Other upcoming concerts include an Evening of Musical Theater on July 25, the Scott McDonald Jazz Quartet on Aug. 22, and a celebration of Oktoberfest with the Don Lipovac Polka Band on Sept. 19. All concerts, which will last about an hour, are free and open to all ages. For more information, call (913) 248-6688.