39th Army Band on the common

The 39th Army Band will be performing on the Common this evening at 7:30 p.m., in conjunction with Support Our Troops Night.

The 39th Army Band, New Hampshire Army National Guard, can trace its lineage back 125 years to its inception in 1879. The band, stationed in Manchester, has represented the United States of America overseas on missions that have included St. Croix, Virgin Islands, Athens, Greece and good will ambassadors to Costa Rica. They performed for President George W. Bush, and assisted the state of Louisiana during the Hurricane Katrina relief effort.

The band is comprised of musicians representing many communities throughout the state. The members of the band are dedicated soldiers whose high standard of performance is respected wherever they perform.

Concert attendees are asked to bring items to donate to “Give 2 the Troops,” a nonprofit organization that creates care packages for deployed troops.

Requested items are sunblock SPF 45, lip balm, granola bars, power bars, cereal bars and Cliff Bars. K-Cups for Keurig machines (coffee, tea, hot cocoa), powder drink mixes, beef jerky, Slim Jims, sunflower seeds and pumpkin seeds.

The concert is free and open to all. In the event of inclement weather, the concert will be held at the Meeting House in Jaffrey Center.

For more information, call TEAM Jaffrey at 532-7168 or visit www.teamjaffrey.org.

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