Tickets available for Army Field Band

The United States Army Field Band and Soldiers’ Chorus will perform in Fort Dodge Tuesday.

The concert will be in Decker Auditorium on the campus of Iowa Central Community College. The doors will open at 6:15 p.m.; the show will begin at 7 p.m.

Free tickets are available at the offices of The Messenger, 713 Central Ave.

The show is sponsored by The Messenger, the Karl L. King Municipal Band and the college.

The band, consisting of 60 soldiers, and the 29-member chorus, is based in the Washington, D.C., area.

Several area musicians have been invited to join the Army Field Band in performing one of King’s marches, “Hosts of Freedom.”

Those musicians are:

• Renee Ried, Newell-Fonda, flute;

• Shelby Weier, Algona, piccolo;

• Andrew Schertz, Fort Dodge, alto saxophone;

• Addie Cosgrove, Alta-Aurelia, baritone saxophone;

• Sam Cordero, Humboldt, bassoon;

• Henry Besch, Manson, trumpet;

• Myra Meyer, Algona, French horn;

• Jared Knapp, Humboldt, trombone;

• Kaylie Clow, Manson Northwest Webster, trombone.

A colorguard from Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1856 in Fort Dodge will present the colors during the opening of the concert. Color guard members include Ron Arends, Rich Lennon, Dennis Schulte and Jon Webb.

Jerrold Jimmerson, the conductor of the Karl L. King Municipal Band, said music lovers should not miss this show.

“There will not be another local occasion to hear these two fine groups within the next five years at least based on their current touring cycles,” he said. “Don’t miss it.”

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