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440th Army band in free concert Saturday

The City of Burlington will present the 440th Army band at the Paramount Theater, 128 E. Front Street in Burlington, on Saturday, June 15, at 7:00 p.m.

This concert will be free and open to the public, but tickets must be reserved either at the box office or online. The Box office is open Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 12:00-3:00 p.m. Make reservations at www.paramountofburlington.org, etix.com, 800-514-3849 or the Paramount Box Office 336-222-8497.

The band will present an evening of big band music and patriotic music. The North Carolina National Guard’s 440th Army Band’s mission is to perform for troops and their families, and for the citizens of North Carolina at ceremonies, public concerts, and parades. These concerts are often the first interaction the public has with the N.C. Guard.

The 440th is currently composed of 34 members and traces their roots back to World War II where they served as the 30th Infantry Division’s band. The band also served with distinction landing on the beach at Normandy and fighting in the Battle of the Bulge for which the band carries honors awarded by France and Belgium. The band was re-designated in 1973.

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