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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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