The 10th Mountain Division Band from Fort Drum and the Fulton Community Band will perform a free concert in honor of Veterans Day, on Sat. Nov. 7, sponsored by the Fulton Music Association (FMA), it was announced by Steve Chirello, president.
The concert is scheduled to begin at 7:00 p.m. at the G. Ray Bodley High School auditorium.Ã‚Â The Fulton Community Band and the U.S. Army 10th Mountain Division Band will perform two separate programs and combine for an medley saluting our armed forces, and to play SousaÃ¢â‚¬â„¢sÃ‚Â Ã¢â‚¬Å“Stars and Stripes Forever.Ã¢â‚¬Â
The 10th Mountain Division Band is based out of Fort Drum, NY and is Commanded and conducted by Chief Warrant Officer Three William S. McCulloch. The Band has recently returned from a deployment to Iraq in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom where they performed throughout Iraq and Kuwait for U.S. military and Coalition forces from over 30 nations.Ã‚Â These professional Soldier-Musicians are trained and ready to deploy anywhere in the world.
Stateside, the musicians of the 10th Mountain Division Band provide a wide range of musical entertainment for the Soldiers, as well as for the citizens of the North Country.Ã‚Â In addition to Marching and Ceremonial Band, the 10th Mountain Band can also field an array of diverse performing groups such as: Stage Band, Rock Band, Jazz Combo, Salsa Band, Dixieland Band, Brass Quintet, and even solo piano and guitar.
Chief Warrant Officer Three William S. McCulloch enlisted in the Army in 1991 as a percussionist. He rose to the rank of Staff Sergeant while serving tours with the 25th ID (L) Band, Schofield Barracks, Hawaii, the 98th Army Band, Fort Rucker, Alabama, the 101st ABN DIV (AASLT) Band, Fort Campbell, Kentucky and the 9th Army Band, Fort Wainwright, Alaska.Ã‚Â Ã‚Â He assumed command of the 10th Mountain Division (Light Infantry) Band at Fort Drum New York in August of 2007.
McCulloch holds a B.S. in Psychology from Troy State University and is a member of the Phi Kappa Phi national honor society. His military education includes the Primary Leadership Development Course, the BasicÃ‚Â Noncommissioned OfficerÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s Course, and Warrant Officer Basic Course for Army Bandmasters. His awards include the Meritorious Service Medal with two Oak Leaf Clusters, Army Commendation Medal with Oak Leaf Cluster, Army Achievement Medal with Oak Leaf Cluster, National Defense Service Medal, and the Air Assault Badge. He resides in Black River with his two children, Brenly and Nyela.
For further information, call Carol Fox at 342-2294.