On Saturday, August 24, the Smith Opera House in Geneva invites you to catch that red, white, and blue spirit with a festival of American favorites, from marches to movie themes, patriotic songs to ballroom standards, when it presents the 199th Army Band in a special free concert.
The 199th Army Band is the premiere musical organization of the New York Army National Guard. The Band's lineage dates back to 1853, when it was organized as the band of the famed 7th Regiment of Infantry, New York Militia. The Band is permanently based at Camp Smith, in Cortlandt Manor, New York; with a detachment located in Niagara Falls, New York. The 199th Army Band is presently the oldest active Band in the National Guard System. The 199th Army Band is a reserve component of the United States Army. Members of the unit meet a minimum of one weekend a month and fifteen consecutive days a year. The unit is comprised of musicians that are employed in various civilian career fields and come from different regions of New York State and around the country.
Showtime is 7 p.m. This performance is free but tickets are required. They are available at the Smith Opera House, the Finger Lakes Times, Area Records and Music and the Lyons National Bank. The Smith Opera House is located at 82 Seneca Street in Geneva. Call 315-781-LIVE or toll-free 1-866-355 LIVE for additional information. This concert is generously sponsored by the Finger Lakes Times.