(June 13, 2017)— The Hagerstown Community College Alumni Association will host the 229th Army Band as part of its annual Red, White and Blue Summer Concert Series, on Sunday, June 25, at 6:15 p.m., in HCC’s Alumni Amphitheater.
A traditional military band that features five ensembles, the 229th U.S. Army Band has been part of the Maryland National Guard for most of the 20th century and is one of the few military bands to have received battle honors. The band consists of 29 citizen soldiers of the Maryland Army National Guard, whose backgrounds include government workers, police officers, teachers, administrators, private entrepreneurs, professional musicians, and college students.
Sponsored by the Hagerstown-Washington County Convention and Visitors Bureau, Korean War Veterans Association Chapter 312, Joint Veterans Council, Amvets Riders Chapter 10, Forty & Eight Voiture 651, and Mr. Edmund Ruos, this concert is free and open to the public. Concessions will be available for purchase. Please note that no outside food is permitted on the amphitheater grounds and concerts are subject to change by the U.S. Military.
For more information about the Red, White and Blue Summer Concert Series, call 240-500-2346, or visit www.hagerstowncc.edu/alumni-foundation. To learn more about the 229th Army Band, visit http://229thArmyBand.army.mil.