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Media wishing to attend or cover any of the 36th Infantry Division Band performances is welcome to do so and must contact Sgt. 1st Class James Boski for coordination details. Sgt. 1st Class James Boski can be reached at 512-782-5095 or 860-916-1121; email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
FOR IMMEDIATE PUBLIC RELEASE:
Texas National Guard’s 36th Infantry Division Band to begin summer concert series
AUSTIN, Texas (June 24, 2015) – Members of the 36th Infantry Division Band, Texas Army National Guard, will kick off its summer concert series at the Brookdale Senior Living Facility in Austin, today.
The tour is part of the band’s annual training and will include performances in Austin, Pflugerville, Leander, Lakeway, Bastrop, Kemah, Galveston, and San Marcos, to name a few. All of the performances are free to the public, with the exception of the performance at the Dell Diamond in Round Rock on July, 4, 2015.
The “Lone Star Band” is the premier musical organization of the Texas Army National Guard and a recipient of the Col. George S. Howard Citation of Musical Excellence, a prestigious international award recognizing military concert bands.
Under the command of Chief Warrant Officer 3 Jeffrey L. Lightsey, the band is composed of more than 50 Soldiers serving in the Texas Army National Guard. The band is also made up of multiple performing ensembles, including the award-winning concert band, Jazz big band, Jazz combo, Rock band, and a Tejano band. Additional performance groups include a ceremonial brass band, brass quintet, and a clarinet choir.
The 36th Infantry Division Band can be seen throughout the state of Texas and surrounding areas participating in military functions and ceremonies, patriotic holidays, parades, and other community functions. A full schedule of the band’s summer concert series can be downloaded here.
The mission of the Texas Military Forces (TXMF) is to provide the Governor and the President with ready and trained forces in support of the citizens of Texas and State and Federal civil/military authorities at home and abroad.
The Texas Military Forces are commanded by the Adjutant General of Texas, the state's senior military official appointed by the governor, and is comprised of the Texas Military Department (formerly the Adjutant General's Department), the Texas Army National Guard (TXARNG), the Texas Air National Guard (TXANG), the Texas State Guard (TXSG) and the Domestic Operations Command (DOMOPS).
For more information about the Texas Military Forces visit our Website at www.txmf.us.