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 Nov. 16, sponsored by the Fulton Music Association, 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 several numbers.
Sections scheduled for performance by the 10th Mountain Band include: Star-Spangled Banner, When Johnny Comes Marching Home, I Knew You Were Trouble, Get Out Da Way, Thrift Shop, Jackson 5 Medley, When You’re a Soldier, and Battle Hymn of the Republic.
The Fulton Community Band will perform: As all the Heavens Were a Bell, American Riversongs, Benny Goodman, American Flourish, and Americans We. The 10th Mountain and Fulton Community Band will together perform: Colonel Bogey, Armed Forces on Parade, Warrior Ethos, and Stars and Stripes Forever.
Based out of Fort Drum, The 10th Mountain Division Band is commanded by Chief Warrant Officer Two Daniel P. Wood. Since 9/11, the 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 3 deployments to Afghanistan to support of Operation Enduring Freedom. These professional Solider-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. In addition to Matching and Ceremonial Band, the 10th Mountain Division Band can also field an array of diverse performing ground such as: Rock Band, Jazz Combo, Brass Quintet, and many other smaller ensembles.
The Fulton Music Association is dedicated to promoting music in our schools and community, Chirello said. For further information, call Carol Fox at 591-3392 or visit www.facebook.com/10thMtnDivBand.