Friday, June 30, 2017

Band to give free concert Monday night in Freeman Park

A detachment from the Idaho Army National Guard’s 25th Army Band will be giving a concert Monday at 7 p.m. at the Freeman Park band shelter, 1290 Science Center Drive in Idaho Falls. The concert is free and open to the public.

 The woodwind and brass detachment consists of two musical performance teams – “MAYDAY” and “ALL BRASS, NO AMMO.” The teams perform concerts throughout Idaho each year and are under the supervision of Sgts. Jeremy Otstot and Richard Eisele.

The band performs multiple styles of music including the traditional marching band, 1940’s era big band, small combo jazz standards, as well as today’s popular music. The detachment will be performing a family-friendly mix of music to include patriotic marches and today’s hits.

The 25th Army Band was originally formed in Caldwell in the fall of 1925 and is currently under the command of Chief Warrant Officer (CW4) Kevin Durfee and First Sergeant Mike Simon.

The band, stationed at Gowen Field in Boise has members from Idaho, Oregon and Washington who vary in civilian occupations from a college student, to schoolteacher to engineer.

Tours for the unit have included military installations throughout the United States, and in past years have included trips overseas for performances at American Embassies in France and Costa Rica.

The focus of the 25th Army Band’s 2017 tour is Eastern Idaho. For more information, follow this link: http://www.music.army.mil/organizations/pages/?unit=25AB&p=performances