FULTON – The U.S. Army’s 10th Mountain Division Band from Fort Drum and the Fulton Community Band will perform a free concert in honor of Veterans Day, on Saturday, Nov. 2, sponsored by the Fulton Music Association (FMA), it was announced by Steve Chirello, president.
The concert is scheduled to begin at 7 p.m. at the G. Ray Bodley High School auditorium. FMA is providing free bus transportation to and from the concert for residents of Towpath Towers, Fulton Mill Apartments, Meadowbrook and Emery Grove. The Fulton Community Band and the U.S. Army 10th Mountain Division Band will combine for this concert, and conducting will be shared among several members of 10th Mountain and Carol Fox, Fulton Community Band director.
The concert will open with a small ensemble of 10th Mountain musicians, then move on to a performance by the combined bands.
Pieces that will be performed by the combined groups include: Highlights from The Patriot; Theme from Gettysburg; Music from Lawrence of Arabia; Midway March; American Anthem; The Great Escape; Victory at Sea; Ride of the Valkyries; Mansions of the Lord; Service Medley; and Stars and Stripes Forever.
During the Service Medley, veterans and active military will again be asked to stand during their branch’s theme and be recognized for their service, as has been the tradition at this concert.
Based out of Fort Drum, The 10th Mountain Division Band has provided musical and operational support while being deployed to Kosovo in support of Operation KFOR, Pakistan for support in response to the earthquake that rocked the area in 2005, Iraq in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom, and three deployments to Afghanistan to support of Operation Enduring Freedom. These professional soldier-musicians are trained and ready to deploy anywhere in the world.
The musicians of the 10th Mountain Division Light Infantry Band provide a wide range of musical support for the soldiers, as well as the citizens, of the North Country.
The Fulton Music Association is dedicated to promoting music in schools and the community, Chirello said. For further information, call Carol Fox at 315-591-3392, visit The Fulton Music Association on Facebook, or visit www.facebook.com/10thMtnDivBand.