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307th U.S. Army Reserve Band performs July 18 at HCC

The Hagerstown Community College Alumni Association will host the 307th U.S. Army Reserve Band as part of its annual Red, White and Blue Concert Series, on Fri., July 18, at 6:30 p.m., in HCC’s Alumni Amphitheater.

The 307th U.S. Army Reserve Band has been performing for a variety of audiences throughout the tri-state area for the last 50 years.
     
The 307th Army Band was first activated in Liberia in 1943 as the 7th Army Service Forces Band, and was renamed the 307th Army Band two months later. After World War II, the band relocated to the Philadelphia area as part of the Organized Reserve, which eventually became the United States Army Reserve.
     
The 307th Army Band consists of 36 talented musicians from Virginia, Maryland, Delaware, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania under the acting command of First Sergeant Timothy Pawlik and Field First Sergeant Theodore Traini. Band members are called upon as Army Reservists to provide entertainment for civic and military ceremonies, parades, and concerts, as well as to perform a variety of musical styles including classical, concert, patriotic, pop, and jazz.
     
Co-sponsored by the Hagerstown-Washington County Convention and Visitors Bureau, this concert is free and is open to the public. For more information, contact HCC Alumni Coordinator Lisa Stewart at 301-790-2800, ext. 346. To learn more about the 307th U.S. Army Reserve band, go to http://bands.army.mil.