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Nebraska ANG 43rd Army Band Concert

Date

Jun 27 2023

Time

4:00 pm

The Nebraska Army National Guard 43rd Army Band will perform in the KHS CHaT, on the sixth stop of their Summer 2023 Concert Tour. This summer’s tour has dates ranging from June 21 through June 27, and visits to other locations including Blue Hill, Hastings, Grand Island, Central City, Holdrege, and York.

Officially organized and federally recognized in March 1948, the 43rd Army Band has been sharing patriotism through music with Nebraskans for 75 years. 

As the only musical unit of the Nebraska National Guard, the 43rd Army Band represents the National Guard at a variety of civilian and official military functions throughout the State of Nebraska. The band performs at parades, concerts, dances and receptions for military dignitaries. Musical variety shows are often on its schedule.

The band is comprised of Citizen-Soldier musicians from across the state. Many of the members are students, music teachers, or otherwise associated with the music field in their civilian pursuits. The 43rd Army Band replaces an Active Duty Army Band during its two weeks of annual training at least every three years. During alternate annual training periods, they perform concert tours throughout the State for the civilian communities or provide entertainment to the Nebraska Army National Guard units during their annual training.

For more information on how to request support or how to fill out a request, please contact the Nebraska National Guard State Public Affairs Office at 402.309.8390.

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