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Army Bands Educate Students About the National Guard

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The music performance teams (MPTs) of the 147th Army Band reached students in 52 schools across South Dakota during their Annual Training in February 2014. The army band does a school tour every few years with the goal of educating students about the South Dakota Army National Guard (SDARNG) and supporting recruitment opportunities. This mission makes the National Guard more approachable for students. Lead vocalist from the MPT “Drive On,” Spc. Kim Meyer, commented, “It was very rewarding to have ...

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147th Army Band Rocks Western SD Schools

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Members of the South Dakota Army National Guard 147th Army Band, of Mitchell, performed for high school and middle school students across western South Dakota with a country-rock band performance Feb. 8-14.

Drive On is one of seven music ensembles the 147th Army Band offers. The band originated as a country band but has evolved to include more genres such as classic rock and pop music, since its debut in 2011.

The band traveled to eight schools as part of their annual ...

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SGT Rock to Appear on SDPB

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SGT Rock will be featured in the SDPB series No Cover, No Minimum. Filming will take place at the Harrisburg High School Performing Arts Center on Monday, July 22nd at 7:00 PM. The concert is free and open to the public – We hope to see you there!

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FTX to Perform at JazzFest

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FTX, one of the musical performance teams within the 147th Army Band, will be performing at the 2013 JazzFest at Yankton Trail Park in Sioux Falls on July 20th at 2:45 PM. JazzFest is free and open to the public – Come out and enjoy some great music!

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147th Preparing for Tour of Schools

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Members of the 147th Army Band are busy preparing for a tour of schools this February. As part of their Annual Training, band members will be splitting into small ensembles, or musical performance teams (MPT’s), and traveling across the state. Each MPT is traveling to a different area of South Dakota. Performances have been scheduled in over 30 different school districts.

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