34th Army Concert Band presents free outdoor concert

Written by Theresa Rose on June 29, 2015

34th Army Concert Band presents free outdoor concert at the Convention Center, July 1
Iowa National Guard Concert Band to feature the Patriots Fife and Drum Group

Fairfield, Iowa – The Fairfield Arts & Convention Center is hosting the 34th Army Concert Band of the Iowa National Guard, Wednesday, July 1st at 7:30 p.m. for a free outdoor concert.
The concert, which is free and open to the public, will be held on the eastside of the Fairfield Arts & Convention Center, and will feature the Patriots Fife and Drum Group. Bring a lawn chair enjoy a free concert celebrating Independence Day. Main Street will be blocked off to traffic, so attendees are encouraged to bring their chairs early. The Fairfield Arts & Convention Center will be providing beverages outdoors. “We are excited to have the 34th Iowa National Guard Concert Band perform in Fairfield outside the Convention Center,” said Rustin Lippincott, Fairfield Arts & Convention Center. “It’s very fitting to have the Band perform in their home community in celebration of Independence Day. We’ve been working many months to make this concert a reality.”
In case of rain, the 34th Army Band will perform in the Sondheim Center, which will also be free and open to the public.
The 34th Army Concert Band of The Iowa National Guard is stationed in Fairfield and is the only military band in the state of Iowa. The band is under the command and direction of CW2 Kent C. Wesselink, of Eagle Grove, and 1SG Brent T. Krumboltz, of Beardstown, Illinois. The 34th Army Concert Band aims to provide music throughout the spectrum of military operations and instill in our soldiers the will to fight and win, foster the support of our citizens and promote our national interests at home and abroad. This band is made up of citizen soldiers whose civilian occupations include teachers, salesmen, corporate management, engineers and students. Members of the band live throughout Iowa, Illinois and Nebraska.
The current focus of the 34th Army Band is developing smaller Musical Performance Teams (MPTs) in order to expand their ability to support more musical requests both for the military and community relations events throughout Iowa. Current MPTs include the Concert Band, Ceremonial Band, Sidewinders Rock Band, Scrap Metal popular music group, Patriots Fife and Drum MPT, Iowa Brass Command MPT and Operation Groove jazz ensemble.
For more information on the 34th Army Concert Band of the Iowa National Guard, visit www.FairfieldACC.com or contact Tara Gent, 641-472-2000, tara@fairfieldacc.com.

About the Fairfield Arts & Convention Center
Opened in 2007, the Fairfield Arts & Convention Center is a gathering place designed to showcase a world of art, culture and community pride in the heart of downtown. The beautiful facility, featuring the Sondheim Center for the Performing Arts, promises a rich and diverse 2015-16 Sondheim Artist Series. The Fairfield Arts & Convention Center is excited to continue the tradition of welcoming national touring performances to the Sondheim stage that amaze, entertain and inspire. The complex is a place where friends meet in great fellowship and joyous occasions. The Center features an exposition hall, flexible meeting space, an elegant conference room and art galleries which all provide a sophisticated backdrop for meetings, weddings and special events.