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Fulton Music Assn. Sponsors Free Nov. 13 Concert By Army’s 10th Mountain Div. Band

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, 7:00 p.m. Sat. Nov. 13, at G. Ray Bodley High School, sponsored by the Fulton Music Association (FMA), it was announced by Steve Chirello, president.

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 Sat. Nov. 13, 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.  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 Sousa’s  “Stars and Stripes Forever.”

The 10th Mountain Division Band is based out of Fort Drum, NY and is commanded and conducted by Sergeant First Class Scott E. Elliott. The Band will also lead the 2010 CNY Veterans Parade, Nov. 6 in Syracuse. 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.  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.

Sergeant First Class Scott E. Elliott graduated from Basic Training at Fort Sill, Oklahoma, in Nov. 1991, and from Reserve Component Advanced Individual Training with the 77th Army Band at Fort Sill, Oklahoma, in Dec. 1991, as a clarinet player.  After serving in the Army Reserve’s 95th Division (Training) Band in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, he enlisted in the Active Component and was an accelerated graduate from Advanced Individual Training at the Armed Forces School of Music, Virginia Beach, VA.

His first active duty assignment was as a saxophone player and instrument repair technician in the 10th Mountain Division (Light Infantry) Band, Fort Drum, New York.  While assigned to Fort Drum, SFC Elliott deployed with the 10th Mountain Division (Light Infantry) Band to Port au Prince, Haiti, in support of Operation Uphold Democracy.  Following that assignment, he was assigned as a clarinet player and Training NCO in the United States Army South Band, Fort Clayton, Panama.  He was then selected to become an Army Recruiter and successfully completed a tour with the Oklahoma City Recruiting Battalion. He was then assigned to the United States Army Japan Band, Camp Zama, Japan, where he served as the Woodwind Group Leader and Logistics Division Chief.

SFC Elliott was then reassigned to the 10th Mountain Division (Light Infantry) Band and subsequently deployed in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom to Baghdad, Iraq, where he served as Music Performance Team Leader, and Basra, Iraq, where he served as Acting Commander.  He is currently the Rear Detachment Commander of the 10th Mountain Division (Light Infantry) Band, Fort Drum, New York.

Sergeant First Class Elliott graduated with an Associate’s Degree in Political Science and Pre-Law from Rose State College in 1990.  He continued his undergraduate studies at the University of Oklahoma and SUNY Empire State College, earning a major in Constitutional Law and a minor in Music Performance.

His military education includes the Primary Leadership Development Course, Basic Noncommissioned Officer Course, and Advanced Noncommissioned Officer Course, Air Assault Course, and Army Recruiter Course.  His awards and decorations include the Meritorious Service Medal (2nd award), Army Commendation Medal (three oak leaf clusters), Army Achievement Medal (four oak leaf clusters), Army Good Conduct Medal (sixth award), National Defense Service Medal (one bronze star), Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal, Iraq Campaign Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Humanitarian Service Medal, Military Outstanding Volunteer Service Medal (one bronze star), NCO Professional Development Ribbon (numeral three device), Army Service Ribbon, Overseas Service Ribbon (numeral four device), Joint Meritorious Unit Award, Army Meritorious Unit Commendation, Army Superior Unit Award (2nd award), Air Assault Badge, Driver Badge and Gold Recruiter Badge

For further information, call Carol Fox at 342-2294