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Music in the Park: 246th Army Band

Posted: July 24, 2012 - 4:54pm  |  Updated: August 1, 2012 - 7:11am

 

The 246th Army Band, based out of Fort Jackson, will perform at Music in the Park at 7 p.m. Thursday at Maude Edenfield Park, by the North Augusta Community Center. Thursday is the final performance of the annual outdoor music series.

People can expect to hear ‘‘a combination of patriotic, Dixieland and jazz selections’’ at the concert, said chief warrant officer Jessie Morlan.

‘‘We are looking forward to promoting patriotism through music and creating awareness of the South Carolina National Guard as an active community resource and partner,’’ he said.

The band, which began in 1939, has 35 members. They play a range of venues, from parades to opera houses, Morlan said.

‘‘We have many ensembles that spur from the full band,’’ Morlan said. ‘‘These ensembles include a pop band, Dixieland band, jazz combo, jazz band, brass ensemble, woodwind ensemble, low brass ensemble and a cut -down ceremonial band.’’

For more information about the band, follow them on Facebook or Twitter, or visit www.246armyband.info.

In addition to the final concert, an art show exhibit and sale featuring local artists will begin at 6 p.m. at the Wesley Center of Grace United Methodist Church, 639 Georgia Ave.

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