Military pride on display for concert
Area residents can expect to hear the best of what the U.S. Army has to offer when the Jazz Ambassadors big band arrives for a performance scheduled to begin at 8 p.m. on March 28 in Te Ata Memorial Auditorium at the University of Science and Arts.
This event is free and open to the public.
The Jazz Ambassadors unit has been a part of the larger U.S. Army Field Band since 1969. Composed of 19 members, the band has played all over the United States as well as abroad in Canada, Mexico, Japan, India and several countries in Europe.
Past performance highlights include the Montreux, North Sea, and Newport Jazz
Festivals, World War II fiftieth anniversary commemorations in the United States and Europe as well as performances in India and Japan.
This band will perform various styles of music including contemporary jazz, popular tunes, standards, Dixieland and patriotic selections.
The concert is being sponsored with major support the First National Bank and Trust. Additional support has been given by John and Patti Rogstad, Catherine Wooten, Mike Day Insurance, Ed Hicks Enterprises and Arvest Bank.
Though the concert is free, attendees must obtain a ticket to attend.
Advance tickets are available at the First National Bank and Trust, the USAO Business Office, KOOL radio 105.5 and Arvest Bank.
Ticket holders will be seated first the evening of the concert. Those attending without a ticket will be seated at 7:55.
More information can be obtained by calling 574-1293.