National Guard band to present two concerts in Osage County

The Kansas National Guard’s 35 Infantry Division Band will present its free “A Home Front Concert” series June 14-28 in a number of Kansas communities, including two performances in Osage County. All concerts will last approximately an hour and 15 minutes and are free and open to the public.

The band will travel to a number of towns throughout Kansas to present these concerts, which include military marches, vocal music, patriotic tunes and big band selections along with popular rock. Each concert will also feature a special salute to veterans and their families. In the past, audiences have averaged from 400-500 people per concert.

Chief Warrant Officer 3 Steve Patterson, commander and conductor of the band, expressed his appreciation for the support the band receives from the communities it visits.

“The 35th Division Band musicians rehearse diligently to present the best possible concert in every venue,” said Patterson. “We are excited to perform in Kansas communities. They are always receptive and appreciative of our concerts and I know they will enjoy our patriotic music selections.”

The full band will perform at 7:30 p.m. June 17, at the Osage City High School auditorium, 420 S. Fifth St., Osage City. On June 26, the band will present a concert at Brookside Retirement Community, 700 W. Seventh St., Overbrook, as part of an early Fourth of July celebration. Music and fireworks are scheduled to begin at approximately 7:15 p.m.

Other nearby performances will be at 7:30 p.m. June 16, at Topeka’s Garfield Park, 1600 NE Quincy Ave., and 7 p.m. June 18, at Ottawa Municipal Auditorium, 301 S. Hickory St., Ottawa.

For more information, contact Chief Warrant Officer 3 Steve Patterson at 785-640-2326, or Sgt. 1st Class Nathan Fabrizius, 913-782-4522.

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