VERMONT’S OWN 40TH ARMY BAND – DECEMBER 2, 2012
The 40th Army Band Concert
Sunday Dec. 2, 2012 – 2pm
A tradition since 1907, the 40th Army Band has treated Vermonters to parades, concerts, school workshops and military ceremonies from Bennington to Grand Isle. The concert features favorites including Leroy Anderson’s “Sleigh Ride”, selections from “How the Grinch Stole Christmas”, “Chanukah is Here”, and a telling of the poem “Twas the Night Before Christmas”.
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Join us for a lively evening of seasonal music from a local favorite! A tradition since 1907, the 40th Army Band has treated Vermonters to parades, concerts, school workshops and military ceremonies from Bennington to Grand Isle. This prestigious group of musicians has also performed for military personnel and family on bases in Panama, Arizona and Georgia, on steps of the U.S. Capitol and the Ellipse in front of the White House, and by invitation to the International Alpini Reunion Festival in Verona, Italy. In addition to the accolades the band has received for its music, it has also earned several state and national military awards for outstanding rifle marksmanship and overall military performance. With the Eisenhower Trophy, The Pershing Award, and the Adjutant General’s Match Trophy on hand, the unit can certainly live up to its nickname, “The 40th Army Shootin’ Tootin’ Band”. We are honored to have this celebrated group of the “Green Mountain Boys” on our stage at the Spruce Peak Performing Arts Center.