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Army Band to perform in Munising

MARQUETTE — The 126th Army Band of the Michigan National Guard, the “Governor’s Own” as of 2013, has entertained thousands for over 100 years and will continue the tradition Monday at Munising’s Binsfeld Bayshore Park, located at 355 Elm Ave.

The fun, free event begins at 6:30 p.m. and is sponsored by the Alger County Chamber of Commerce.

The Belmont-based band is one of the nation’s premier military music ensembles, performing patriotic concerts for all to enjoy.

“For this year’s holiday Independence celebration, we will perform patriotic concert band selections for your listening enjoyment,” said Chief Warrant Officer 2 and Bandmaster Kim Farrante in a release from the chamber. “In addition, we will feature several of our small group ensembles, to include ‘Minutemen Brass,’ ‘No Brass, No Ammo,’ (our Woodwind ensemble), ‘Jazz Guardians,’ (our jazz combo) and our rock band, ‘Live Fire.’ Old and young alike will find this performance engaging and inspiring. It’s a great way to spend the evening, honoring our nation and its Veterans. Please, come celebrate with us!”

“It’s an honor and privilege to have the Army Band return to Munising. They were here in Munising over five years ago and we had a fantastic turnout and we’re looking forward to same again this year,” said Kathy Reynolds, executive director of the Alger County Chamber of Commerce/Greater Munising Bay Partnership and Munising Downtown Development Authority, in a news release.

In the case of inclement weather, the performance will be held at Mather Elementary School Auditorium, located at 411 Elm Ave. in Munising.