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Recreation & Parks - July 20, 2014

“The Volunteers” Army Band Coming to Winston Square Park for Free Independence Week Concert

The Volunteers, the rock and pop ensemble of the U.S. Army Field Band, will present a free Independence Week concert in Winston Square Park at 7 p.m. Monday, June 30.

Since its inception in 1981, The Volunteers have been telling the Army story through rock, pop, country, and patriotic music. Its members have performed for millions of listeners in all 50 states, Puerto Rico, Canada, Mexico, Kuwait and Iraq.

The ensemble includes Sgt. 1st Class April Boucher and Staff Sgt. Randy Wight, vocals; Sgt. 1st Class Peter Krasulski, bass; Sgt. 1st Class Thomas Lindsey, guitar and vocals; Staff Sgt. Brandon Boron, guitar; and Staff Sgt. Glenn Robertson, drums. Master Sgt. John Lamirande runs audio and Staff Sgt. James Little is the lighting technician.

The soldier-musicians of The Volunteers tailor their concerts to their audiences, and are as comfortable in veteran’s homes, hospitals and student events as they are rocking out arena and amphitheaters. Recent performances at Summerfest, Country USA and the AAA 400 at the Dover International Speedway electrified those in attendance, while their annual support of the Army All-American Marching Band gives them the opportunity to work with high school musicians.

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