Band to perform at Mine Creek
PLEASANTON -- The Kansas Historical Society has announced that the Kansas Army National Guard 35th Infantry Division Band will perform a local outdoor concert.
The concert will begin at 7 p.m. Tuesday, June 30 at the Mine Creek Battlefield State Historic Site, located approximately three miles southwest of Pleasanton on K-52.
"I think that this is a most appropriate venue to have military music and a military band to perform," Mine Creek Battlefield State Historic Site Administrator Arnold Schofield said.
Schofield said the concert should end at twilight and that the audience would be facing south so that they can look over the battlefield during the concert.
"To have that setting and to have the military music echo across the battlefield, I think it is a perfect setting to have a military concert outside," Schofield said. "We can only hope that it will be a beautiful evening."
Schofield added, the program has not yet been set however he believes the band will play the Star Spangled Banner and a military medley. He added he requested the band play their own march.
The 35th Infantry Division Band, also known as "The Governor's Own," is under the direction of Chief Warrant Officer Stephen J. Patterson. and is based in Olathe. The band has performed throughout the Midwest, and has had three international tours.
Admission is free and the public is invited to attend and bring a veteran. Limited seating available, bring lawn chairs or blankets. For more information, call (913) 352-8890. In the event of inclement weather, the concert will be canceled.